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Providing the best possible health care often goes beyond an exam and a prescription refill.

Often, especially as we age, we develop more complex needs that might involve multiple conditions, many prescriptions, numerous providers, visits to the hospital and even situations outside of the health system, such as financial stresses, that can impact our ability to get well and stay well. That's why Medicare is working with many doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to promote better, more coordinated health care. To allow this coordination, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group has created a team-based approach to medicine known as an accountable care organization. The Hartford HealthCare Accountable Care Organization, Inc. (HHC ACO) will ensure that your providers are working together to help you get the right care at the right time in the right setting. That adds up to a healthier you.

ACO Name and Location:
Hartford HealthCare Accountable Care Organization, Inc. [HHC ACO]
1290 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd Floor
Wethersfield, CT 06109

ACO Primary Contact:
Catherine Earle
Catherine.Earle@hhchealth.org
860.972.9087

Composition of ACO:
HHC ACO believes being part of the broader Hartford HealthCare Corporation (HHC) family, it has the opportunity of bringing together several delivery system strengths and capabilities in a well-orchestrated way. HHC's broad delivery system will help facilitate coordinated care across the continuum for Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. This ACO was not formed as a partnership or joint venture agreement.

The HHC entities that are part of HHC include: Hartford Hospital, MidState Medical Center, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Windham Hospital, Hartford Physician Hospital Organization, Natchaug Hospital, Senior Health Services, Rushford Center, VNA Healthcare, Eastern Rehabilitation Network and Clinical Laboratory Partners

ACO Participant(s):
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, CONNCare, Inc.,Backus Physician Services, LLC, Mansfield family Practice, Physicians Alliance of Connecticut, LLC, Windsor Medical Associates, LLC, Hartford Hospital, Windham Community Memorial Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center

Hartford HealthCare Accountable Care Organization, Inc. Governing Body
The Hartford Healthcare ACO Board Governance Committee is comprised of a variety of healthcare professionals. Their expertise and experience supports our commitment to improving the quality of patient care and our patient's care experience. The board members take pride in serving in their roles and their opportunity to be part of the transformation of care delivered through Hartford HealthCare health system.


NAME TITLE & ORGANIZATION BUSINESS ADDRESS EMAIL ADDRESS
Jack Schmetterling, MD
(Participant)
Board Chair
HHCMG
336 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
Jack.Schmetterling@hhchealth.org
Erin Cardon, MD
(Participant)
Board Vice Chair
HHCMG
1781 Highland Ave
Suite 106
Cheshire, CT 06410
Erin.Cardon@hhchealth.org
Michael Pinnolis, MD
Board Treasurer/Secretary
ACO Exec Director/ CMO
Hartford HealthCare
1290 Silas Deane Highway
2nd Floor
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Michael.Pinnolis@hhchealth.org
Spencer Erman, MD
(Participant)
CMIO, Ambulatory Medicine
Hartford HealthCare
5 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Spencer.Erman@hhchealth.org
Michael Keenan, MD
(Participant)
Representative
HHCMG

1776 Boston Turnpike
Coventry, CT 06238
Michael.Keenan@hhchealth.org
Elizabeth Brady, MD
(Participant)
Representative
HHCMG

1290 Silas Deane Highway
2nd Floor
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Elizabeth.Brady@hhchealth.org
Jeffrey Stein, MD
(Participant)
Representative
HHCMG

1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
Jeffrey.Stein@hhchealth.org
Anuraddha Walaliyadda, MD
(Participant)
Representative
PACT

687 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
awalaliyadda@pactmd.com
Ian Kleinhen, MD
(Participant)
Representative
Windsor Medical Associates, LLC

74 Mack Street
Windsor, CT 06095
iankleinhen@yahoo.com
Cunegundo Vergara, MD
(Participant)
Representative
Hartford Hospital

80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Cunegundo.Vergara@hhchealth.org
Morton Goldberg,DMD, MD
Medicare Beneficiary

33 Cumberland Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
phymorgo@comcast.net
BOD: 12 members, of which 10 are participating providers in the ACO = 83% (required > 75%)

2013 Performance Summary Statistics

PERFORMANCE MEASURE HHC ACO
PERFORMANCE RATE
MEAN PERFORMANCE RATE
FOR ALL ACOS
Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmissions (ACO-8)
15.42 14.90
ASC Admissions: COPD or Asthma in Older Adults (ACO-9)
0.83 1.17
ASC Admission: Heart Failure (ACO-10)
1.37 1.20
Percent of Primary Care Providers Who Successfully Attested
for the EHR Incentive Program Incentive Payment (ACO-11)
70.79% 66.21%
Please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048)) for general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations.