Quality Health Ideas, Inc.

Supercharging value-based care delivery

ACO Name and Location


68 Bridge Street

Suite 118

Suffield, Connecticut 06078

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Philip F. Gaziano, MD
Primary Contact Phone Number 413-544-0179
Primary Contact Email Address pgaziano@qhideas.com

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:

State ACO Participants Participant in Joint Venture with ACO (Enter Y or N)
Connecticut Maud Ward, M.D., LLC N
Connecticut Paul Deutsch N
Connecticut Michael Savarese N
Connecticut George Barchini N
Connecticut Michael Kelly N
Connecticut Drs. Linden & Thompson N
Connecticut Gales Ferry Medical Group LLC N
Connecticut Prakash Huded & Sumangala Huded Md Ptnr N
Connecticut Paul H. Deutsch MD Rph LLC N
Connecticut Brian Hennessy N
Connecticut Starling Physicians, PC N
Connecticut Soundview Medical Associates, LLC N
Connecticut David R. Lawrence, MD, LLC N
Connecticut Norwich Medical Associates, LLC N
Connecticut Primary Care Center of Thomaston, LLC N
Connecticut Ivette E. Diaz MD, LLC N
Connecticut Brian Hennessy N
Connecticut Maud Ward N
Connecticut Michael Kelly N
Connecticut MD Services LLC N
Connecticut Milford OB-GYN Physicians, P.C. N
Connecticut David Lawrence N
Illinois Physician Services Corporation Of Southern Illinois Inc N
Illinois St. Mary's Hospital N
Illinois Good Samaritan Regional Health Center N
California Marshall Medical Center N

ACO Governing Body:

Member Last Name Member First Name Member Title/Position Voting Power Membership Type Participant’s TIN Legal Business Name/DBA
Gaziano Philip Board Chair and CEO Yes ACO Officer Quality Health Ideas, Inc.
(ACO Vendor)
Sammarco Frank Medical Director Yes ACO Participant Representative Soundview Medical Associates, LLC
Thompson Dave Voting Member Yes ACO Participant Representative Drs. Linden & Thompson
Klas William Voting Member Yes ACO Participant Representative Marshall Medical Center
Sojka Matthew Voting Member Yes ACO Participant Representative Physician Services Corporation of Southern Illinois Inc
Taylor Allan Medicare Beneficiary Representative No ACO Medicare Beneficiary N/A
Robare CherylAnne Corporate Secretary No ACO Officer Quality Health Ideas, Inc.
Thurmayr Anna Felicitas Quality and Performance Officer No ACO Officer Quality Health Ideas, Inc.
Mirabello Chris Information Security Officer No ACO Officer ACO Vendor
Kraus Ben Treasurer No ACO Officer N/A

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Philip Gaziano ACO Executive
Frank Sammarco Medical Director
John Wood Compliance Officer
Anna Felicitas Thurmayr Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Quality and Utilization Review Committee Frank Sammarco, MD - Chair
Health Informatics Committee Anna Felicitas Thurmayr, MD - Chair
Compliance Committee John D. Wood, Jd - Chair
Finance Committee Ben Kraus, MBA - Chair

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

  • ACO Professionals in a group practice arrangement

  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals

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 previous performance year, therfore 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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