NEQCA Accountable Care, Inc is NEQCA’s network-wide Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  An ACO is a group of providers who voluntarily agree to be accountable for the quality and cost of care of a defined group of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. 

NEQCA Accountable Care, Inc. is one of 58 Next Generation ACOs across the country participating in the Next Generation ACO Model, administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center. The Innovation Center is testing various payment and service delivery Models that aim to achieve better care for patients, smarter spending and healthier communities. Click here to learn more about the Next Generation ACO model.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please click here, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. 

If you are a NEQCA provider, and your practice is interested in participating in the ACO, please contact Chantal Buchanan, NEQCA Executive Director, Medicare and Medicaid ACOs.

ACO Name and Location

NEQCA Accountable Care, Inc. 

325 Wood Road, Suite 210

Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

ACO Primary Contact 

Primary Contact Name

Chantal Buchanan

Primary Contact Phone Number


Primary Contact Email Address

Organizational Information


ACO Participants 

Click here for a list of ACO Participants.

ACO Governing Body                   

  • Ahmed Basheer, MD - Pondville Medical Associates, Inc.
  • Mark Collins, MD - Osterville Healthcare, PC
  • Meg Costello – ACO Executive Director
  • Ron Keating – Medicare Beneficiary
  • Matt Larkin - Pratt Medical Group, Inc.
  • Andrew Romanowsky, MD - Mark Romanowsky, MD, PC
  • Eric Silverman, MD - Pulmonary Associates of Metrowest
  • Mark Singh, MD – Blue Hills Medical Associates
  • Dhiren Sutaria, MD- Woodland Internists, PC
  • Julie Tishler, MD - Pratt Medical Group, Inc.
  • Timothy Tierney - Main Street Family Practice, PC

Key ACO Clincal and Administrative Leadership

Margaret Costello

ACO Executive

Jatin Dave

Medical Director

Cara Merski

Compliance Officer

Liz Savaria-Porter

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

ACO Funds Flow Committee

Mark Singh, MD, Participant and ACO Trustee

ACO Finance Committee

Matt Larkin, Participant and ACO Trustee

ACO Quality Committee

Jatin Dave, MD, ACO Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Performance Year 2018: 

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Performance Year 2018
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 

Quality Performance Results 

2018 Quality Performance Results: 

ACO Measure #

Measure Title

2018 Results


CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information



CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate



CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider



CAHPS: Access to Specialists



CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education



CAHPS: Shared Decision Making



CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status


ACO - 34

CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources



Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission


ACO - 35

Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All- Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)


ACO - 36

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes


ACO - 37

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure


ACO - 38

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions


ACO - 43

Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator [PQI] #91)


ACO - 44

Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain


ACO - 12

Medication Reconciliation Post- Discharge


ACO -13

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk


ACO - 14

Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization


ACO - 15

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults


ACO - 16

Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up


ACO - 17

Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention


ACO - 18

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan


ACO - 19

Colorectal Cancer Screening


ACO - 20

Breast Cancer Screening


ACO - 42

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease


ACO - 40

Depression Remission at Twelve Months



ACO - 27

Diabetes Composite (All or Nothing Scoring):

ACO - 27: Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control


ACO - 41

ACO - 41: Diabetes: Eye Exam


ACO - 28

Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure


ACO - 30

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic


  • 2015 Performance Summary Statistics

    Performance Measure

    ACO Performance Rate

    Mean Performance Rate for All ACOs

    Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmissions (ACO-8)

    ASC Admissions: COPD or Asthma in Older Adults (ACO-9)

    ASC Admission: Heart Failure (ACO-10)

    Percent of Primary Care Providers who Qualified for EHR Incentive Payment (ACO- 11)