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WESTMED is One of 89 New Accountable Care Organizations Announced Nationwide by CMS

July 9, 2012
Linda L. Martin, APR
(914) 681-5282
lmartin@westmedgroup.com

WESTMED is One of 89 New Accountable Care Organizations
Announced Nationwide by CMS

WESTMED Medical Group, a Purchase-based multi-specialty group medical practice, is one of 89 new ACOs announced nationally today by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ACOs are organizations formed by groups of doctors and other health care providers that have agreed to work together to coordinate care for people with Medicare. The 89 new ACOs named today will be serving 1.2 million people with Medicare. Nine are in New York State.

”What matters most to our physicians is ensuring that our patients with Medicare receive well-coordinated care that helps them live healthier, happier lives," said Dr. Simeon Schwartz, president of WESTMED Medical Group.

The State of New York is among 40 states and Washington, D.C. where people with Medicare can receive health care from an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

The full list of new CMS ACOs named in New York State includes:

  • Accountable Care Coalition of Syracuse, LLC in Syracuse, New York. It is comprised of ACO group practices, with 105 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York.
  • Asian American Accountable Care Organization in New York City. It is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 239 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York.
  • Balance Accountable Care Network in New York City. It is comprised of hospitals and networks of individual ACO practices, with 1,069 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York.
  • Beacon Health Partners, LLP in Manhasset, New York. It is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 261 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York.
  • Chautauqua Region Associated Medical Partners, LLC in Jamestown, New York. It is comprised of partnerships between hospitals and ACO professionals, with 200 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Healthcare Provider ACO, Inc. in Garden City, New York. It is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 395 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York.
  • Mount Sinai Care, LLC in New York City. It is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices and a hospital(s) employing ACO professionals, with 2,249 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in New York.
  • ProHEALTH Accountable Care Medical Group, PLLC in Lake Success, New York. It is comprised of ACO group practices, with 281 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida and New York.
  • WESTMED Medical Group, PC in Purchase, New York. It is comprised of ACO group practices, with 250 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut and New York.

All ACOs have entered into agreements with CMS, taking responsibility for the quality of care they provide to people with Medicare in return for the opportunity to share in savings realized through high-quality, well-coordinated care.

WESTMED Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group medical practice, with headquarters in Purchase, NY. It is staffed by a team of 250 physicians dedicated to providing coordinated, efficient, quality patient care at its 9 locations in central and lower Westchester County. The practice uses state-of-the-art systems and electronic medical records to enhance the health of the community. WESTMED has medical offices in White Plains, Rye, Westchester’s Ridge Hill in Yonkers, Purchase, Scarsdale and New Rochelle. Connect with WESTMED online at www.westmedgroup.com and on Facebook and Twitter.


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