Optimum Independent
Practice Association, LLC

ACO Name and Location
Optimum Independent Practice Association, LLC
726 Exchange St.
Suite 522
Buffalo, NY 14210

 

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Mark R. Zygaj
Primary Contact Phone Number 716-512-7644
Primary Contact Email Address zygaj.mark@opawny.com

 

Organizational Information

Participants

ACO Participant ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Y or N)
NIAGARA FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES,PC N
THOMAS DOUGHERTY N
INDRA TAMBAR N
KENNETH ZIMMERMAN N
PHILIP PENEPENT N
RICHARD FERGUSON N
PAMELA STEVENS N
SURESH SOFAT N
GHOUS YASIN N
OLEAN MEDICAL GROUP PARTNERSHIP N
HIGHGATE MEDICAL GROUP, PC N
UB FAMILY MEDICINE INC N
TRI-COUNTY FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES, PC N
WESTFIELD FAMILY PHYSICIANS PC N
QUAKER MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PC N
ACADEMIC MEDICINE SERVICES, INC. (UB|MD Internal Medicine) N
GENERAL PHYSICIAN PC N
DALE L. DEAHN, M.D., P.C. N
HARNATH CLERK MD PC N
SHANTHI RAJENDRAN PHYSICIAN PC (Akron Family Care) N
CHRISTOPHER E BENEY MD PC N
LIMESTONE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS LLP N
PREMIER FAMILY PHYSICIANS, P.C. N
FAMILY HEALTH MEDICAL SERVICES PLLC N
CHAUDHURI AND CHAUDHURI PHYSICIANS, PLLC N
GENERAL PHYSICIAN SUB I PLLC N
GREGORY T JEHRIO MD LLC N
INTERNAL MED ID ASSOCIATES, LLC N
GENERAL PHYSICIAN SUB III PLLC N
HEALTH SYSTEM PHYSICIAN PC N
STEPHEN PEARL N
MAPLE INTERNAL MEDICINE & PEDIATRICS PLLC N
AMANDEEP PAL MD PLLC N
GREAT LAKES PHYSICIAN PC N
SHERIDAN DRIVE MEDICAL GROUP LLP N
LANCASTER MEDICAL N
JANET B WESTENBERGER DO PC N
DENARDIN FAMILY PRACTICE PLLC N
PATRICIA J DANAHER MD PC N
GENERAL PHYSICIAN SUB II PLLC N
CLARKE FAMILY MEDICINE LLP N

ACO governing body:

Last Name First Name Title/Position Member's Voting Power
Expressed as a percentage or number
Membership Type ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Charles Richard Chairman 1 ACO Participant Representative General Physician PC
Beney Christopher Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Christopher E. Beney MD, PC
Bodkin John Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Highgate Medical Group, PC
Cleary Kevin Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Lancaster Medical
Ferguson Richard Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Richard Ferguson
Matthews George Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Academic Medicine Services, INC.
Morelli Daniel Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative UB Family Medicine INC
Sharma Nisha Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative General Physician PC
Wymer Dana Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Quaker Medical Associates PC
Davis Andy Board Member 1 Community Stakeholder Erie County Medical Center
Hughes David Board Member 1 Community Stakeholder Kaleida Health
Powers Mary Board Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Mark Zygaj ACO Executive
Thomas Hughes III Medical Director
Rebecca Goldberg Compliance Officer
Thomas Hughes III Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Network Committee Dana Wymer, DO - Chairperson
Administrative Committee Richard Charles, MD – Chairperson
Clinical & Quality Committee George Matthews, MD – Chairperson
Patient Experience Committee Mary Powers – Chairperson

 

Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Network of individual practices and/or professions in a group practice arrangement.

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • N/A

Shared Savings Distribution

  • N/A

Quality Performance Results

  • Our ACO did not participate in the Shared Savings Program in the 2017 performance year, therefore this section is not applicable at this time.

Payment Rule Waivers

  • No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

 

 

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