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 2021 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
Affinia Health Network has entered into our 6th year of participating in the Trinity Health Accountable Care Organization. A CMS requirement of this program is that all beneficiaries receive a letter from Trinity Health Accountable Care Organization informing them that they are a beneficiary in the program through their provider. This letter will be mailed to patients on April 26, 2021. The letter provides a phone number the beneficiaries will call for any questions they may have.