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SFHCP ACO Name & Location:

Saint Francis Healthcare Partners ACO, Inc.
95 Woodland Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105

SFHCP ACO Primary Contact:

Sujata Agarwal, Manager
ACO Contract Performance
Sujata.agarwal@stfranciscare.org
Telephone: 860.714.5883

MSSP ACO Press Release:

PY 2015 MSSP Press Release Final

Organizational Information

ACO Participants

List of all practices participating in the MSSP ACO:

  • Access Healthcare, P.C.
  • Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Asthma of CT
  • Advanced 6 Health Care, L.L.C.
  • Advanced Concepts in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Car
  • Advanced Ob/Gyn Care, L.L.C.
  • Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Ali Banki, D.O., P.C.
  • Allergy and Asthma Family Care, L.L.C.
  • Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C.
  • Amal Das, M.D.
  • Amitabh R. Ram, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Anil Vithala, M.D.
  • Anna George, M.D.
  • Anne Marie Villa, M.D., P.C.
  • Arrhythmia Consultants of Connecticut, L.L.C.
  • Ashanti Medical Associates, L.L.C.
  • Associated & Throat Specialists, L.L.C.
  • Associated Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, P.C.
  • Avon Foot Care, P.C.
  • Barry Kels, M.D.
  • Barry Rosenkranz, M.D., P.C.
  • Bloomfield Foot Specialists, L.L.C.
  • Brian Deschamps, D.P.M.
  • Bristol Cardiovascular Associates, P.C.
  • Burgdorf/Bank of America Health Center
  • C.C.M.C. Faculty Practice Plan
  • Cardiac & Thoracic Surgical Associates, L.L.C.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, P.C.
  • Central Connecticut Cardiologists, L.L.C.
  • Central CT Surgeons, L.L.C.
  • Central Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, L.L.C.
  • Chandra K. Sacheti, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Christus Medical Group, P.C.
  • Collins Medical Associates 2, P.C.
  • Collins Surgical Associates, P.C.
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford
  • Community Health Services, Inc.
  • Comprehensive Foot Care, L.L.C.
  • Comprehensive Medical Group, L.L.C.
  • Connecticut Back Center
  • Connecticut Cardiology Center, PC
  • Connecticut Eye Center, P.C.
  • Connecticut Foot Specialists, P.C.
  • Connecticut Gastroenterology & Medical Associates
  • Connecticut Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.
  • Connecticut Neurology Consultants, P.C.
  • Connecticut OB-GYN, L.L.C.
  • Connecticut Radiation Oncology, P.C.
  • Connecticut Surgeons, L.L.C.
  • Connecticut Valley Pediatric Center, Inc.
  • Cottage Grove Cardiology, P.C.
  • CT Health Partners Medical Group, P.C.
  • CT Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C.
  • CT Rehabilitation and Spasticity Care, L.L.C.
  • Daniel Chilton, M.D.
  • Daniel Marshall, M.D.
  • Darshan J. Shah, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Dermatopathology Laboratory of New England, P.C.
  • Doctors of Avon Medical Group, P.C.
  • Donald Salzberg, M.D.
  • Dushyant Parikh, M.D.
  • E. Steven Damon, D.P.M.
  • Ear, Nose & Throat of Greater Hartford, P.C.
  • East Granby Family Practice, L.L.C.
  • East Hartford Community Healthcare, Inc.
  • East Hartford Family Practice, L.L.P.
  • East Hartford Pediatrics, L.L.C.
  • Eastern Connecticut Cardiology Associates, L.L.C.
  • Eastern Connecticut Medical Professionals Foundation Inc.
  • Eastern Connecticut Physician Associates
  • Eastern Sports and Spine Associates, LLC
  • Eastside Chest Physicians, P.C.
  • Eileen C. Comia, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Elizabeth Romac Karrenberg, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
  • Ellen L. Marmer, M.D.
  • Ellis Medical Center, L.L.C.
  • Family Foot Care Center
  • Family Medicine Partnership, P.C.
  • Farmington Valley Orthopedic Associates, P.C.
  • Feet First Foot Care Specialists, L.L.C.
  • G. Gordon Snyder, M.D.
  • Gary Last, M.D.
  • Gary Miller, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Gary Russolillo, M.D., P.C.
  • George Dalton, M.D.
  • Glastonbury Podiatry Group
  • Greater Hartford Cardiology Group
  • Greater Hartford Nephrology, L.L.C.
  • Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group, P.C.
  • Greater Hartford Preventative Medicine & Womens He
  • Gregory Isenberg, M.D.
  • H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC, PC
  • Hartford Area Pediatrics, P.C.
  • Hartford Cardiology Group, L.L.C.
  • Hartford County Cardiology, Inc.
  • Hartford Family Medicine Center, L.L.C.
  • Hartford Heart, P.C.
  • Hartford Ophthalmology Associates, Inc.
  • Hartford Orthopedic Surgeons, P.C.
  • Hartford Podiatry Group, L.L.C.
  • Harvey Hameroff, M.D.
  • HealthOne Physician Associates, P.C.
  • Healy, Macinski, Rao, Wade & Gordon, M.D., P.C.
  • Hebron Medical Associates, L.L.C.
  • Hemant Panchal, M.D., P.C.
  • Heritage Internal Medicine Associates, L.L.C.
  • Hope Clinic, L.L.C.
  • Howard Lantner, M.D., P.C.
  • Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates, L.L.C.
  • Invision Medical Imaging, L.L.C.
  • Ivelisse Viruet, M.D. Internal Medicine, L.L.C.
  • Jacob Zamstein, M.D., L.L.C.
  • James Rosokoff, M.D.
  • Jane Srinivasan, M.D.
  • Jeffrey P. Thompsen, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Jennifer W. Pennoyer, M.D., L.L.C.
  • John Perkins, MD
  • Joseph Hanna, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Joseph Sappington, M.D., P.C.
  • Judd Fink, D.D.S.
  • Judith M. Mascolo, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., LLC
  • Lawrence Glaubiger, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Lewis Levenson, M.D.
  • Loren Schneider, D.P.M.
  • Lori L. Greenwald, M.D., P.C.
  • Mahmood Yekta, M.D., P.C. d/b/a Shafa Medical Clinic
  • Manchester Medical Associates, P.C.
  • Manchester Pediatric Associates
  • Marco Morel, M.D. dba East West OB/GYN
  • Mark Josel, M.D.
  • Mark Silk, M.D., P.C.
  • Medical Oncology and Blood Disorders, L.L.P.
  • Mervyn Rimai, M.D.
  • Michael B. Teiger, M.D., P.C.
  • Michael Feuer, M.D.
  • Michael P. Bernstein, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Murray Wellner, M.D., P.C.
  • Muzibul G. Chowdhury, M.D., F.A.C.C., P.C.
  • New England Cardiology Associates, P.C.
  • New England Dermatology Associates, Inc.
  • North Central Imaging, L.L.C.
  • Northern Connecticut Eye Associates, L.L.C.
  • Nutmeg Healthcare Associates, P.C.
  • Oak-North
  • Oksana Kloyzner, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Orthopaedic Sports Specialists, P.C.
  • Orthopaedics New England, P.C.
  • Orthopedic Associates of Central Connecticut, P.C.
  • Panos Livadiotis, M.D.
  • Patricia Lampugnale, D.O., L.L.C.
  • Paul Murray, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.C.
  • Pediatric Health Associates, P.C.
  • Pediatric Partners, L.L.C.
  • Pedicorp, P.C.
  • Peter Krenicky, M.D.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Hartford,
  • Pioneer Valley Pediatrics, Inc.
  • Plastic Surgery of Greater Hartford, L.L.C.
  • Podiatry Center of Eastern CT, L.L.C.
  • PodiatryCare, P.C.
  • Pourkavoos Medical Center, L.L.C.
  • Primary Eye Care Center, P.C.
  • Prime HealthCare, P.C.
  • Propicius Brain & Spine, LLC
  • Pulmonary Ambulatory Clinic
  • Quinones Medical Group, L.L.C.
  • Radiology Associates of Hartford, P.C.
  • Retina Consultants, P.C.
  • Rheumatology Specialists of Connecticut
  • Richard Cagna M.D.
  • Richard Grayson, D.P.M.
  • Richard Reaback, D.P.M.
  • Richard S. Cutler, D.P.M.
  • Robert Cohen, M.D.
  • Robert D. Carlson, M.D., LLC
  • Robert E. Koorse, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Robert Frost, M.D.
  • Robert Kalman, D.P.M.
  • Robert M. Smith, M.D. , L.L.C.
  • Robert Nathanson, M.D.
  • Robert Rudnicki, M.D.
  • Robert Toscano, M.D.
  • Roberto M. Medina, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Rocky Hill Medical Center, L.L.C.
  • Rocky Hill Pediatrics, L.L.C.
  • Roy A. Kellerman, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Saint Francis Behavioral Health Group, P.C.
  • Saint Francis Care Medical Group, P.C.
  • Saint Francis Emergency Medical Group, Inc.
  • Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc.
  • Sally Ardolino, M.D., P.C.
  • Salud Primary Care, L.L.C.
  • Sari Friedman, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Shari M. Roth, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Sheldon Kafer M.D.
  • SmartStart Pediatrics, L.L.C.
  • Smita Bhagat, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Specialties of Plastic Surgery, L.L.C.
  • Spinella Orthopaedic Associates, Inc.
  • Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, L.L.C.
  • Stephan C. Lange, M.D., P.C.
  • Stephen F. Calderon, M.D., P.C.
  • Steven Belinkie, M.D.
  • Steven Isaacs, M.D.
  • Stone, Goldenberg & Dharan, L.L.P.
  • Suffield Medical Associates
  • Summit Medical Center
  • Surgical Group, P.C.
  • The Family Medicine Center
  • The Urgent Care Center of Connecticut, L.L.C.
  • Thomas Hill, M.D.
  • Total Medical Care, Inc.
  • Tuyen D. Nguyen, D.M.D.
  • Unionville Pediatrics
  • Valley Sports Physicians and Orthopedic Medicine
  • Veena Vani, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Warren Pediatrics, L.L.C.
  • West Hartford Internal Medicine
  • West Hartford Pediatrics, L.L.C.
  • West Hartford Podiatry Associates, P.C.
  • William Pickering, M.D.
  • William R. Maron, M.D., P.C.
  • Winsted Internal Medicine Associates
  • Women’s Health Connecticut
  • Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, P.C.
  • Younus Masih, M.D.
ACO Participants in joint ventures between ACO professionals and hospitals (annotated by asterisk [*]:

Participants involved in joint ventures

  1. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center*
ACO Governing Body
  • Chairperson, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Ellison Berns, Arrhythmia Consultants of Connecticut, L.L.C.
  • Vice- Chairperson & Voting Member, Mr. Christopher Dadlez, Trinity Health Of New England
  • President & Voting Member, Mr. Jess Kupec, Saint Francis Healthcare Partners ACO
  • Secretary, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Roy Zagieboylo, Asylum Hill Family Medicine Center
  • Treasurer & Voting Member, Mr. David Bittner, Trinity Health Of New England
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Matthew Colliton, Prime Healthcare P.C.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. David Howlett, East Granby Family Practice, L.L.C.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Ari Geller, Greater Hartford Nephrology, L.L.C.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Richard Newman, Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Julian Nieves, Salud Primary Care
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Anthony Posteraro III, Radiology Associates of Hartford, P.C.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. John Rodis, Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Adam Silverman, Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Ronald Szabo, Collins Medical Associates 2, P.C.
  • Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative, Dr. Roxanne Zarmsky, Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, P.C.
  • Patient and Community Engagement Committee (PaCE)
    • Paulette Caruso
    • Marisol Feliciano
    • Medicare Beneficiary, Brendan Fox, MD
    • Venton Forbes
    • Joanne Hoye
    • Matthew Kenney, PHD
    • Ronald Kimmel, MD
    • Marek Kukulka
    • Nadia Lugo
    • Marcus McKinney, DMin
    • Sankaranarayanan Niranjan, MD
Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership
  • ACO Executive, Mr. Jess Kupec
  • Medical Director, Dr. Ronald Kimmel, VP & Chief Medical Officer
  • Compliance Official, Jennifer Searls, VP Operational Support & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Quality Assurance/ Improvement Officer, Dr. Sudeep Bansal, Chief Medical Informatics & Quality Officer
  • Director of Population Health & Care Coordination, Khadija Poitras – Rhea, LCSW
ACO Committee Leaderships

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Types of ACO participants or combinations of participants that formed the ACO:

  • Partnership or joint venture arrangement between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings and Losses

ACO did not have any shared savings

  • Agreement Period beginning 2013, Performance Year 1: $0
  • Agreement Period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2014: $0
  • Agreement Period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2015: $0
Shared Savings Distribution

ACO did not have any shared savings

  • Agreement Period beginning 2013, Performance Year 1: $0
  • Agreement Period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2014: $0
  • Agreement Period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2015: $0

Payment Rule Waivers

No, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

Quality Performance Results

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2012-2014 MSSP Quality Results

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For more information on how to interpret scores on the above quality performance measures, visit this site.

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