NG TH ACO Press Release

We are excited to share that CMS has finally released the Next Generation ACO results from performance year 2019! Trinity Health ACO achieved a 95% quality performance score and $24.4 million in shared savings — it’s highest performance in its four years of participation.

A hearty congratulations to the hard work of our THACO participants!

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West Michigan Chapter of the Trinity Health Accountable Care Organization

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:

  • Utilizing Care Management for our highest risk population
  • Addressing the primary care focused CMS quality measures
  • Being cognizant of our utilization across the system and addressing trends
  • Accurately identifying our patients chronic conditions to CMS by coding them correctly
  • Creating strategies to use the new participation waivers and enhancements available for Next Generation ACO programs

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

TH ACO Beneficiary Update

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.

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Key Contacts

If you have any questions please contact:

Wanda MacLeod
Rick Saier, MD

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