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NH Accountable Care Partners Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

NH Accountable Care Partners LogoNH Accountable Care Partners ACO is a joint venture between four 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 965 healthcare providers employed by Concord Hospital, Elliot Health System, Southern New Hampshire Health System and Wentworth-Douglass Health System who coordinate the health care of more than 40,000 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

  • Concord Hospital

  • Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester

  • Elliot Physicians Network

  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

  • Foundation Medical Partners

  • 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. Mary Deveau
Voting Member, Concord Hospital, Participant Representative

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

Mr. Rick Elwell
Voting Member, Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester/Elliot Physicians Network, ACO Participant Representative

Dr. Rick Phelps
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 Physician Corporation, ACO Participant Representative

Ms. Jeanne Reed
Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Dr. William Stone
Voting Member, Medical Beneficiary Representative

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

Dr. Dalma Winkler, ACO Compliance Officer
Ex-officio, Non-voting Member

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

Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

Quality Assurance Committee:

Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, Chair

Delivery of Care Committee:

Dr. Greg Baxter, Chair

Finance and Compliance Committee:

Mr. Rick Elwell, Co-chair

Mr. Bruce Burns, Co-chair

Data Standards and Technology Committee:

Ms. Denise Purington, Co-chair

Mr. Deane Morrison, Co-chair

Key Leadership Personnel:

Dr. David Green, ACO CEO

Dr. Greg Baxter, ACO Medical Director

Dr. Dalma Winkler, ACO Compliance Officer

Ms. Betsey Rhynhart, ACO Executive Director

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

Performance Year 1: Not Yet Determined

Performance Year 2: Not Yet Determined

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

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.

You Can Choose to Not Share Your Health Information

If you choose, you can ask Medicare not to share your personal health information with us by doing one of these things:

  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
  • Complete and Sign the “Declining to Share Personal Health Information” form in your doctor’s office.

If you want to ask Medicare not to share your information with us, you should take one of the two steps described above. Even after Medicare begins to share your information with us, you may always ask Medicare to stop this information-sharing in the future.

Please note, however, that Medicare will not share any information about alcohol or drug treatment without express written permission. If you have received such treatment, it is important that we understand all of your health needs in order to allow the healthcare providers that treat you to coordinate your care. To give this permission, complete the “Consent for the Release of Confidential Alcohol or Drug Treatment Information” form and give it to us or mail it to the address indicated on the form. If you have received such treatment, consenting to allow Medicare to share this information about you with us will not change who you go to for alcohol or drug abuse prevention, treatment or recovery supports, but will help us provide better health care for you. You may withdraw your consent to share this information at any time either in writing or over the phone if you want Medicare to stop sharing this information.

Questions

If you have questions or concerns, you can call your Concord Hospital Medical Group provider or bring it up next time you’re in their office. You can also visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE and tell the operator you are asking about ACOs (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048).