Nine Vermont hospitals to partner with OneCare in 2018

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Nine Vermont hospitals to partner with OneCare in 2018

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Nine Vermont communities have chosen to participate in ground-breaking new approaches to health care through partnerships with OneCare Vermont in 2018, according to a provider submission made with both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). Hospitals, independent physician practices, specialists, skilled nursing facilities, designated mental health and substance use agencies, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), home health providers and area agencies on aging are among those who are participating in population health programs in the coming year. Under this model, participants are moving away from fee-for-service medicine that rewards volume and instead embracing a system that rewards providers for keeping people healthy. With providers being paid differently, there will be increased support for providers to engage with patients to improve quality and patient experience. 

Todd Moore, CEO of OneCare, said the 2018 participant agreements are a key milestone in Vermont’s unique population health efforts to keep people healthy rather than treating them only when they are sick. 

“This shows real buy-in by health practitioners across the state,’’ said Moore. “We are on our way to a statewide network that focuses on primary care and population health for all Vermonters. It means doctors and hospitals are agreeing to treat patients in a holistic way across the spectrum of their lives. It is an exciting change.”

As CEO of OneCare, Moore runs the state’s largest Accountable Care Organization, or ACO, which was created by the University of Vermont Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to improve quality of care, improve patient satisfaction and better manage cost of care in Vermont. Moore was also recently named CEO of Adirondacks ACO in northern New York, a partnership with the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Networks, which operates FQHCs. Moore plans to continue the close partnership OneCare has had with Adirondacks ACO to bring greater coordination across the region.

Nine Vermont communities will participate in OneCare’s Medicaid program in 2018, which will enter its second year, with six of those communities anticipating taking part in all three available payer programs: Medicaid, Commercial and Medicare.

Moore said he was especially pleased that so many independent practices have agreed to take part, including the Thomas Chittenden Health Center, Primary Care Health Partners practices, and others in Richmond, Middlebury and Charlotte. 

OneCare anticipates that approximately 120,000 Vermonters will be covered, spanning the length of the state from Newport to Brattleboro, through a partnership between their health care providers and OneCare. Provider participation is diverse and includes:

9 Vermont hospitals
1 New Hampshire hospital 
2 Federally Qualified Health Centers
24 independent physician practices
30 independent specialist practices 
19 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)
8 home health agencies
6 Designated Agencies for mental health and substance use
9 other specialty providers
2 Area Agencies on Aging

“This is absolutely the direction we need to take to improve care and reduce cost for Vermonters,” said Jill Mazza Olson, executive director of the VNAs of Vermont, the trade association representing Vermont’s not-for-profit home health agencies. “Reducing costs and keeping Vermonters healthier means bringing more care and support to people in their homes and their communities, where they want to be. We are proud to be part of this health care transformation and appreciate the good work OneCare has done to get us to where we are today.”

Moore said now that there is certainty over participating providers, the next step is to refine the budget submitted to the Green Mountain Care Board earlier this summer and make a revised filing on October 20. Moore and a team of practitioners will provide a full briefing for the media, legislators and other interested parties on Oct. 17 at the OneCare offices, 356 Mountain View Drivein Colchester. Details will be provided in the coming weeks.

OneCare Vermont network   

CNSSA = Collaborator
MSSP = Medicare Shared Savings Program
VMNG = Vermont Medicaid Next Generation Program
XSSP = Commercial Shared Savings Program

Organization Name Participating In
Addison County Community Trust CNSSA
Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Addison County Transit Resources, Inc. CNSSA
Affiliates in Obstetrical and Gynecological Care Inc VMNG
Alder Brook Family Health, P.C. VMNG
Allan Eisemann, MD MSSP
Andrew Minkin, MD MSSP; XSSP
Anesthesiology Associates of Bennington, PC XSSP
Angela Wingate, MD MSSP
Angela Wingate, MD MSSP; XSSP
Arthritis & Rheumatology Center, PLC MSSP; XSSP
Avery Wood MSSP; XSSP
Barre Housing Authority CNSSA
Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Bennington Project Independence Inc. CNSSA
Brattleboro Area Adult Day Services CNSSA
Brattleboro Crossings MSSP
Brattleboro Housing Authority CNSSA
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Brattleboro Mutual Aid Association Inc. dba Thompson House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center MSSP
Brattleboro Retreat MSSP; XSSP
Burlington Housing Authority CNSSA
Carl Petri VMNG
Cathedral Square Corporation CNSSA
Cedar Hill Health Care Corporation MSSP
Central Vermont Council on Aging Inc CNSSA
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Central Vermont Medical Center, Inc MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Champlain Center for Natural Medicine VMNG; XSSP
Champlain Housing Trust, Inc. CNSSA
Champlain Imaging MSSP; XSSP
Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging CNSSA
Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center Inc. CNSSA
Charlotte Family Health Center Inc. VMNG
Cheshire Medical Center XSSP
Christopher J. Hebert, PC VMNG
Clara Martin Center MSSP; XSSP
Cold Hollow Family Practice, P.C. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Connecticut Peer Review Organization, Inc. CNSSA
Copley Hospital, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Copley Professional Services Group Inc. MSSP
Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont, Incorporated CNSSA
Counseling Service of Addison County Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Craig E. Goldberg, DO MSSP
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic XSSP
David M. Gorson, MD MSSP
David W. Butsch MD PC XSSP
DH Specialty Services, LLC MSSP
Dorothy A. Brodmann MSSP
Downstreet Housing & Community Development Inc CNSSA
Dr. Robert C Bauman PLLC MSSP
Elderly Services Inc CNSSA
Eric Asnis MD MSSP
Eric S. Seyferth MSSP; XSSP
Essex Pediatrics, PC VMNG
Evergreen Family Health Partners, LLP VMNG
Eye Vermont MSSP
Fairfax Associates in Medicine PLLC MSSP; XSSP
Five Ninety Six Sheldon Road Operations LLC dba Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center MSSP; XSSP
Forty Six Nichols Street Operations LLC dba Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center MSSP; XSSP
Franklin County Home Health Agency, Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Franklin County Rehab Center, LLC MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Franklin County Surgical Associates PC MSSP
Gene Moore MD, PLC VMNG
Gilman Housing Trust, Inc. CNSSA
Green Mountain Wellness Solutions, Inc. VMNG; XSSP
Hagan, Rinehart & Connolly Pediatricians, PLLC VMNG; XSSP
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont Inc MSSP; XSSP
Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center MSSP; XSSP
Hillemann & Kirwan MDS PC VMNG
Housing Authority of the Town of Springfield CNSSA
HowardCenter, Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Joel Silverstein MD MSSP
Joshua D. Green XSSP
Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation - Birchwood Terrace XSSP
Kingdom Rehab Center LLC MSSP
Lamoille County Mental Health Services XSSP
Lamoille Family Center, Inc. CNSSA
Lamoille Home Health Agency, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Lamoille Housing Partnership, Inc. CNSSA
Lorilee Schoenbeck N.D., P.C. DBA Mountain View Natural Medicine VMNG; XSSP
Martin Brutus XSSP
Mary Ann Yeatts-Peterson MD LLC MSSP
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital XSSP
Matrix Health Systems P.C. MSSP; XSSP
Mayo Healthcare Inc MSSP
Michael J. Corrigan, MD PC MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Middlebury Family Health VMNG; XSSP
Mount Anthony Housing Corporation dba The Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Center (CLR) MSSP; XSSP
National Church Residences of Pittsford, Vermont CNSSA
National Church Residences of Rutland, VT CNSSA
Natural Family Health, P.C. XSSP
Neurological Associates of VT MSSP
NFI Vermont, Inc. XSSP
Nine Haywood Avenue Operations LLC dba Mountain View Center MSSP; XSSP
North Country Hospital and Health Center Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging CNSSA
Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Northeast Washington County Community Health Inc VMNG
Northwestern Counseling and Support Services MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Northwestern Medical Center MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Northwestern Occupational Health, LLC MSSP; XSSP
Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice Inc MSSP
Paul Kenworthy, DMD, PC XSSP
Pediatric Medicine PLC VMNG
Pine Knoll Nursing Home Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Pioneer Spine and Sports Physicians, PC XSSP
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England MSSP; XSSP
Porter Hospital, Inc MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Primary Care Health Partners - Vermont LLP MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Pulmonary Internists, Inc. MSSP
Radiology Associates of Bennington, Inc. XSSP
Rainbow Pediatrics VMNG; XSSP
Richard C Lyons MD MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Richmond Family Medicine PLLC VMNG
Richmond Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine LLC VMNG
Roger B. Kellogg, MD MSSP; XSSP
Rutland Crossings, LLC dba The Pines at Rutland Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation MSSP; XSSP
Rutland Eye Physicians LLC MSSP; XSSP
Rutland Hospital Inc. XSSP
Rutland Housing Authority CNSSA
Rutland Mental Health Services, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Shaftsbury Medical Associates, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Sheridan Healthcare of Vermont, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Shires Housing, Inc. CNSSA
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, Inc. CNSSA
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Starr Farm Partnership MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Sunrise Family Resource Center, Inc. CNSSA
The Manor Inc MSSP
The Richford Health Center, Inc. VMNG
Thirty Five Bel-Aire Drive SNF Operations LLC dba Bel-Aire Center MSSP; XSSP
Thomas Chittenden Health Center, PLC VMNG
Turning Point Center of Addison County, Inc. CNSSA
Twin Pines Housing Trust CNSSA
Union House Nursing Home Inc MSSP
United Counseling Service of Bennington County Inc MSSP; XSSP
University of Vermont Medical Center Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
UVM Nursing and Health Sciences Practice Group XSSP
Valley Cares, Inc. CNSSA
Valley Radiologist, PA XSSP
Vermont Center For Dental Implants XSSP
Vermont Gynecology, PC VMNG
Vermont Interventional Spine Center VMNG
Vermont Medical Society CNSSA
Vermont Orofacial Pain Associates PC MSSP
Vermont Spine Works and Rehabilitation XSSP
Vermont State Housing Authority CNSSA
Vernon Advent Christian Home, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of VT & NH MSSP; XSSP
Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties Inc MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, Inc. MSSP; XSSP
Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc. MSSP; VMNG; XSSP
Wilcox Medical Inc. XSSP
William J. Sarchino MSSP; XSSP
Windham & Windsor Housing Trust Inc CNSSA
Windsor Hospital Corporation MSSP; XSSP
Winooski Housing Authority CNSSA

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