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NH Accountable Care Partners Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

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NH Accountable Care Partners LogoNH Accountable Care Partners ACO is a joint venture between five hospitals and ACO professionals. It's a not-for-profit organization based in Concord, NH and founded in 2012.The ACO consists of more than 1200+ healthcare providers employed by Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Mid-State Health Center, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Concord Regional Visiting Nursing Association, Elliot Health System, Southern New Hampshire Health System and Wentworth-Douglass Health System who coordinate the health care of more than 50,000+ Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries in their combined service areas. They are dedicated to promoting improved care coordination, improving patient outcomes and creating a collaborative environment with community partners. This approach ensures patients receive high quality, appropriate care from the right provider at the right time by identifying and addressing problems early. Working with Medicare, NH Accountable Care Partners ACO provides its beneficiaries with high quality care while reducing growth in Medicare expenditures.

Contact Information

NH Accountable Care Partners
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Betsey Rhynhart, ACO Executive Director
(603) 227-7000, ext. 7267

Participants

NH Accountable Care Partners ACO Participants

  • Catholic Medical Center

    • Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    • New England Heart Institute
    • The Surgical Care Group
    • Urgent Care at Bedford Medical Park
  • Concord Hospital, Inc.

    • Riverbend Comunity Mental Health, Inc.
    • Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
  • Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester
  • Elliot Physicians Network

  • Elliot Professional Services

  • Mid-State Health Center

  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

  • Foundation Medical Partners

  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

  • Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corporation

Governing Body

NH Accountable Care Partners ACO Management Committee

Dr. David Green, CEO, NH Accountable Care Partners, Chair
Ex-officio Non-voting Member

Ms. Beth Slepian
Voting Member, Concord Hospital, Participant Representative

Dr. Douglas Dreffer
Voting Member, Concord Hospital, ACO Participant Representative

Ms. Sharon Beaty
Non-voting Member, Mid-State Health Center, ACO Participant Representative

Dr. John Klunk
Voting Member, Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester/Elliot Physicians Network, ACO Participant Representative

Ms. Bridget Stewart
Voting Member, Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester/Elliot Physicians Network, ACO Participant Representative

Ms. Sue DeSocio
Voting Member, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center/Foundation Medical Partners, ACO Participant Representative

Dr. Robert Dorf
Voting Member, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center/Foundation Medical Partners, ACO Participant Representative

Dr. Malcolm Rosenson
Voting Member, Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corporation, ACO Participant Representative

Mr. Peter Walcek
Voting Member, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, ACO Participant Representative

Mr. Ted Dudley
Voting Member, Catholic Medical Cener, ACO Participant Representative

Dr. William Goodman
Voting Member, Catholic Medical Cener, ACO Participant Representative

Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Jane Waters
Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Mr. Ron Kita
Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Dr. Greg Baxter, ACO Medical Director
Ex-officio, Non-voting Member

Ms. Jessica Arvanitis, ACO Compliance Officer, 2016
Ex-officio, Non-voting Member

Ms. Betsey Rhynhart, ACO Executive Director
Ex-officio, Non-voting Member

Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

Compliance Committee:

Ms. Jessica Arvanitis, Chair

Delivery of Care Committee:

Dr. William Goodman, Chair

Finance and Compliance Committee:

Mr. Peter Walcek, Chair

Data Standards and Technology Committee:

Open, Chair

Key Leadership Personnel:

Dr. David Green, ACO CEO

Dr. William Goodman, ACO Medical Director

Ms. Jessica Arvanitis, ACO Compliance Officer

Ms. Betsey Rhynhart, ACO Executive Director

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

Performance Year 1: No Shared Savings

Performance Year 2: No Shared Savings

Performance Year 3: Not Yet Determined

Notice to Patients

Some Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries affiliated with Concord Hospital Medical Group, Elliot Physician Network, Foundation Medical Partners and Wentworth-Douglass Physician practices may have received the information on this page regarding their providers' participation in an ACO. For more information please contact your provider's office or call 1-800-Medicare.

Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

Notice to Patient

Your Concord Hospital Medical Group is Participating in an Accountable Care Organization.

Your Concord Hospital Medical Group provider is Participating in a New Care Coordination Program

Concord Hospital Medical Group provider has chosen to participate in a Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

We're Working to Improve Your Care

An ACO is a group of doctors and other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you quality service and care. The goal of an ACO is for your doctors to communicate closely with your other healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care and meet your unique individual needs and preferences. The ACO may be rewarded for providing you with high quality, more coordinated care.

You Can Still See Any Doctor or Go To Any Hospital

Your Medicare benefits are not changing, and you will still receive your benefits through Original Medicare. This isn't a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan. You still have the right to use any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time. We may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you use or hospitals you visit.

You Control Your Personal Information

To help us give you the right care in the right place at the right time, on September 26, 2012, Medicare plans to start sharing certain health information with us about your care. This information will include things like visits to the doctor or hospital, medical conditions, and prescriptions you’ve had in the past and moving forward. Having this information will help us and your other health care providers participating in our ACO give you high-quality care, because we’ll have the most up-to-date information about your health.

Your privacy is very important to us, and you control the use of your personal health information. Like Medicare, we have important safeguards in place to make sure all your medical information is safe.

Your Privacy is Very Important to Us

Just like Medicare, ACOs must put important safeguards in place to make sure all your health care information is safe. ACOs respect your choice on the use of your health care information for care coordination and quality improvement.

Yes, share my information: If you want Medicare to share information about care you have received with us and with other ACOs in which any of your doctors or other healthcare providers participate, then there’s nothing more you need to do.

No, please don’t share my information: If you don’t want Medicare to share information with NH Accountable Care Partners or with any other ACOs for care coordination and quality improvement purposes, you must do the following:

  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).  Tell the representative you are calling about ACOs and that you do not want Medicare to share your health care information with ACOs. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
  • If you change your mind in the future, call 1-800-MEDICARE and tell the representative what you have decided. We can’t communicate with Medicare on your behalf.

Even if you decline to share your health care information, Medicare will still use your information for some purposes, including certain financial calculations and determining the quality of care given by your healthcare providers participating in ACOs. Also, Medicare may share some of your health care information with ACOs when measuring the quality of care given by healthcare providers participating in ACOs.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, call us at (603) 227-7267 or we can discuss them next time you’re in our office. You also can call 1-800-MEDICARE and tell the representative you’re calling to learn more about ACOs, or visit Medicare.gov/acos.html.