innovative health alliance
The Capital Region's First Clinically Integrated Network
 
 

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About IHANY

 
 

The Innovative Health Alliance of New York, LLC (IHANY), is a collaboration that St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) and Ellis Medicine (Ellis) began in 2014 that has grown to include a number of partners. This innovative business partnership is helping to organize and operate the Capital Region’s first Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) that will focus on access, quality, population health, and health costs. The new CIN will allow private physician groups, health care systems, and other health care providers to work together in coordinating and improving the delivery of health care, as well as participating in new methods of reimbursement. IHANY was selected as a Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organization in December 2014.

ACO Name & Location:

Innovative Health Alliance of New York, LLC
14 Columbia Circle Drive
Suite 201
Albany, NY 12203

ACO Primary Contact:

Primary Contact Name Leslie Barden
Primary Contact Phone Number 518-525-1640
Primary Contact Email Address Leslie.Barden@trinity-health.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Schenectady Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, P.C. N
Emily T. Etzkorn, MD, P.C. N
Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center, Inc. N
Ellis Hospital N
Memorial Hospital, Albany N.Y. N
Samaritan Hospital of Troy, New York N
St. Mary’s Healthcare N
St. Peter's Hospital of the City of Albany N
Schenectady Radiologists, P.C. N
Capital District Renal Physicians, P.C. N
Northeast Nephrology Assoc. P.C. N
Schenectady Family Health Services, Inc. N
Cardiology Associates of Schenectady, P.C. N
Wynantskill Family Practice P.C. N
Seton Health System, Inc. N
Mayer and Cope Family Practice LLP N
Upstate Infectious Diseases Associates, LLP N
Five Corners Family Practice P.C. N
St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates, P.C. N
Jeremiah Benoit, MD, PLLC N

ACO Governing Body

Member Member's
Voting Power
Membership
Type
ACO Participant TIN
Legal Business
Name/DBA, if
Applicable
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Barbarotto Paul President 1 ACO Participant Representative Seton Health System, Inc.
Sanders Alan Vice President 1 ACO Participant Representative Upstate Infectious Diseases Associates PC
Nolan John Secretary 1 ACO Participant Representative Cardiology Associates of Schenectady, P.C.
Piacentine Stephen Treasurer 1 ACO Participant Representative Cardiology Associates of Schenectady, P.C.
Bruce Scott Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative St. Mary's Healthcare
Busino William Voting Member 1 Other - Community Stakeholder Representative N/A
Coplin Bruce Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates
Fantauzzi Patrick Voting Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
Baker Kim Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative St. Peter’s Hospital
Hardies Michael Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative St. Mary’s Healthcare
Hughes Patricia Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ellis Hospital
Kowal William Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates PC
McDonald Brian Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Schenectady Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, P.C.
Milton Paul Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ellis Hospital
Petrillo John Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ellis Hospital
Rebehn Keith Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Samaritan Hospital of Troy, NY
Reed James Voting Member 10 ACO Participant Representative Samaritan Hospital of Troy, NY
Reyes Antonio Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ellis Hospital
Wood Gary Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Schenectady Radiologists, P.C.
Zeltner Theodore Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center, Inc.
Barden Leslie Ex Officio, Non-Voting Member 0 Other-Chief Executive Officer Innovative Health Alliance of NY, LLC
Lawrence Thomas Ex Officio, Non-Voting Member 0 Other-Chief Medical Officer Innovative Health Alliance of NY, LLC
Reider Jacob Ex Officio, Non-Voting Member 0 Other-Chief Executive Officer Alliance for Better Health Care, LLC

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Leslie Barden ACO Executive
Thomas Lawrence Medical Officer
Jacqueline George Compliance Officer
Alison Hong, MD Quality Assurance / Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Governing Board Paul Barbarotto, MD
Clinical Integration Committee  Antonio Reyes, MD
Credentialing Committee Gary Wood, MD
Finance and Audit Committee Stephen Piacentine, MD
Governance & Nominating Committee Bruce Coplin, MD

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

  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Shared Savings and Losses
Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2016
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2015
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A

Quality Performance Results

2017 Quality Performance Results

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 83.22 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 95.12 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider 93.95 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 83.19 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 62.84 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 78.64 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 71.63 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 19.43 25.68
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.49 15.01
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 17.56 18.46
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 54.66 53.95
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 92.07 79.16
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 67.55 61.74
ACO-
43
Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.84 1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 28.44 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 80.12 74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 67.42 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 77.10 72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 75.23 72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 62.73 70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 71.52 90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 71.92 61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 60.56 64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 60.25 70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 84.76 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 14.61 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam  61.36 50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 71.75 71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 90.30 86.86

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples.

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “Innovative Health Alliance of New York, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A60552 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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