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Transparency is one important aspect of patient centeredness and patient engagement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. This page provides easy-to-find information regarding the Accountable Care Organization — Chautauqua Region Associate Medical Partners (AMP) — for public accessibility. 

 

ACO PRIMARY CONTACT

ACO Name and Location

Ann Morse Abdella
AMP Executive Director
abdella@cchn.net    
716-338-0010

Chautauqua Region Associated Medical Partners
200 Harrison Street, Suite 200
Jamestown, NY  14701

 

AMP ACO Participants

ACO Participants in joint ventures between ACO professionals and hospitals are annotated by asterisk {*}
  • *Brooks Memorial Hospital
  • *C & S Medical Building
  • *The Chautauqua Center, Inc.
  • *Family Health Medical Services, PLLC
  • *Grant W. Stephenson, MD
  • *Jamestown Primary Care, LLC
  • *J&E Medical Specialties, PC
  • *Lutheran Social Services of Upstate New York, Inc.
  • *Medicor Associates, Inc
  • *Tri-County Family Medicine, PC
  • *TLC Health Network
  • *Umamaheswara Rao Vejendla, MD PC
  • *Westfield Memorial Hospital
  • *Woman's Christian Association

 

AMP ACO Governing Body

 

  • Ann Morse Abdella, Voting Member and Chair, Chautauqua Integrated Delivery System
  • Robert Berke, MD, Voting Member and Vice Chair, ACO Participant, Family Health Medical Services
  • Betsy Wright, Voting Member and Secretary, ACO Participant, WCA Hospital
  • Tom Holt, Voting Member and Treasurer, ACO Participant, Lutheran Social Services
  • Hyder Alam, MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Medicor Associates of Chautauqua
  • Peter Pascale, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Westfield Memorial Hospital
  • Jeff Morgan, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Brooks Memorial Hospital
  • Umamaheswara Vejendla, MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Umamaheswara Rao Vejendla, MD, PC
  • James Wild, MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Tri-County Family Medicine
  • Wolf-Dieter Krahn, MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Jamestown Primary Care
  • Felixberto Cosico, MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, J and E Medical Specialists
  • John Galati, Voting Member, ACO Participant, TLC Health Network
  • Mary Ann Spanos, Voting Member, Citizen Advisory Board
  • Mollie Staley, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary

 

key Aco clinical and administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive Director: Ann Morse Abdella
  • Medical Director: Patrick Collins, MD
  • Compliance Official:  Cherie Copie
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Lynn Wigren, BSN, RN

 

associated committees and committee leadership

  • Medical Management Committee: Patrick Collins, MD, Chair
  • Compliance Committee: Cherie Copie, Chair
  • Contracting and Finance Committee: Ann Morse Abdella, Chair
  • Health Information Technology Committee: Kalan Brown, Chair

 

Type of ACO participants that formed the ACO

Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

 

Compliance Plan

The Chautauqua Region Associated Medical Partners (AMP) firmly believes that commitment to legal and ethical business practices should form the core of its values. AMP’s goal is to work cooperatively with employees, consultants, directors, and members to meet quality performance standards through the use of evidence based medicine to reduce overall health care spending growth without compromising individual or collective integrity or ethics. The Compliance Program forms the foundation of AMP's business practices and applies to all employees, consultants, directors, and member affiliates. AMP staff and affiliates will adhere to the laws, regulations, and contract obligations to which AMP may be subject. Everyone affiliated with AMP shall act in a proactive and vigilant manner that demonstrates a strong commitment to sound business practices. Should you have concerns about our organization, please click here.

 

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 1: $0
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2014: $1,794,027
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2015: $1,214,439

 

How Shared Savings are Distribute

  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 1: $0
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2014
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 41.5%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 6%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 52.5%
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2015
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 34%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 23%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 43%

 

payment rule waivers

*Note: no, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

 

Quality Performance Results

  • See 2015 Quality Performance Results Table here.
  • See 2012-2014 Quality Performance Results Table here.

 

For more information on how to interpret scores on the above quality performance measures, please click here.