As Affinia Health, we participate as the West Michigan Chapter of the Trinity Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO) (THACO), one of Medicare’s Next Generation ACO (NGACO) programs. Our partners in this contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) include Trinity Health chapters in Columbus, Ohio, Loyola in Chicago, and Summit, an independent medical group in New Jersey. We function as a unit and are evaluated by CMS as a unit. As our performance is judged primarily on quality and utilization in this program, we have identified a few key components to help us to succeed in this model, including:
If you are new to the Trinity Health ACO we highly encourage you to reach out to our listed Key Contacts for support.
As we head into the 2020 contract year, I look forward to working with all of you for mutual success.
Rick Saier MD
Medical Director – Trinity Health ACO-West Michigan Chapter