Public Reporting Information



ACO Name and Location


Optimus Healthcare Partners, LLC.
95 Summit Avenue
4th Floor
Summit, NJ 07901
Telephone: 908 598 0101

www.optimushealthcarepartners.com


Primary Contact


Deborah Rodgers
Manager of Operations
Telephone: 908 598 0101

Email: drodgers@optimushp.com

Organizational Information

Optimus Healthcare Partners Participants

Download the names and locations of providers participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Partners Participants

Optimus Healthcare Partners
Governing Body: Board of Managers


  • John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA
    Chair, President/CEO
    (Vista Health System LLC)
  • Steven Sheris, MD
    ACO Participant/AHS Hospital Corp
    (Practice Associates Medical Group, PC- Voting)
  • Alan Lieber
    ACO Participant/AHS Hospital Corp
    (President Overlook Medical Center- Voting)
  • Paul Zukoff, MD
    ACO Participant
    New Providence Internal Medicine
    (Vista Health System LLC- Voting)
  • Samir Patel, MD
    ACO Participant
    (Vista Health System LLC- Voting)
  • Stanley Parman, MD
    ACO Participant
    Care Station Medical Group, PA
    (Central Jersey Physician Network- Voting)
  • Betty Sanchez-Catanese, MD
    ACO Participant
    Dr. Betty Sanchez-Catanese, MD
    (Central Jersey Physician Network- Voting)
  • John Pilla, MD
    Practice Associates Medical Group, PC
    (Central Jersey Physician Network- Voting)
  • Scott Maron, MD
    ACO Participant
    Maron & Rodrigues Medical Group, Llc
    (Morris Area Integrated IPA- Voting)
  • James Merrigan
    Medicare Beneficiary Representative - Voting
  • David Bortniker, MD
    Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC
    (Central Jersey Physicians Network- Specialist Consultant to the Board)

Optimus Healthcare Partners
Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

    ACO Executive

  • John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA
    President/CEO
    Management Services Group

  • Thomas Kloos, MD
    President
  • James Barr, MD
    Medical Director
  • Poonam Alaigh, MD
    Care Management Director
  • Deborah Rodgers, RN, MSN, JD
    ACO Manager
  • Patricia Wallace, RN, MSN
    Performance Improvement Manager
    Compliance Officer

  • Deborah Rodgers, RN, MSN, JD


  • Quality Assurance
    Improvement Officer

  • James Barr, MD

Optimus Healthcare Partners
Committees and Committee Leadership

    Quality/ Performance
    Improvement Committee

  • James Barr, MD - Chairperson
  • John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA
  • Stanley Parman, MD
  • Sean Cook, MD
  • Mark Rubinetti, MD
  • Scott Maron, MD
  • Mark Greaves, MD
  • Charles Accurso, MD
  • Aaron Miller, MD
  • Michael Baum, MD
  • Timothy O’Donnell, MD
    Credentialing Committee

  • James Hakim, MD - Chairperson
  • John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA
  • John Boozan, MD
  • Hemant Kairam, MD

  • Finance Committee

  • Thomas Kloos, MD - Chairperson
  • John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA
  • Samir Patel, MD
  • Gary Ciambotti, MD
  • Kamran Tasharofi, MD
  • Stanley Parman, MD
  • Christopher Horn, MD
    Audit Committee

  • Alan Lieber - Chairperson
  • Scott Maron, MD

Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO

Optimus Healthcare Partners is a limited liability company with physician-centric governance that is owned by Vista Health System LLC, Central Jersey Physician Network, and Atlantic Health System, Inc.

  • Network of individual practices of ACO professionals and;
  • Partnership or joint venture arrangement between hospitals and ACO professionals.

Shared Savings and Losses


Shared Savings Distributed ACO in the third year of first agreement period Agreement Period Beginning 2013 Performance Year 1

  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 17.5%
  • Invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 17.5%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 65%

    • Hospital System Member: 7.5%
    • Physicians: 92.5%

      • Primary Care Physicians: 70%
      • Specialty Physicians: 30%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 65%

Agreement Period Beginning 2013 Performance Year 2014, 2015

  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 15%
  • Invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 15%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 70%

    • Hospital System Member: 7.5%
    • Physicians: 92.5%

      • Primary Care Physicians: 70%
      • Specialty Physicians: 30%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 65%


Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
ACO in the third year of the first
agreement period

  • Agreement Period beginning 2013 Performance Year 1: $8,340,000
  • Agreement Period beginning 2013 Performance Year 2014: $4,440,296
  • Agreement Period beginning 2013 Performance Year 2015: $4,173,290

Payment Rule Waivers:

  • No, Optimus Healthcare Partners, LLC does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver

Quality Performance Results:

  • See 2015 Quality Performance Results Table - here
  • See 2012-2014 Quality Performance Results Table - here

*Required Public Disclosures for ACO Participation Waivers

The Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided waivers of certain federal laws that may otherwise limit innovation by ACOs. To avail itself of these waivers Optimus Healthcare Partners is obligated to disclose the applicable arrangements, which are described below:


First Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of Optimus Healthcare Partners LLC, dated March 6, 2012. This agreement and the related arrangements govern the organization and management of the ACO and the relationships among its member organizations, Vista Health System LLC, Central Jersey Physician Network, and Atlantic Health System, Inc.


Participation Agreements between Optimus Healthcare Partners and Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center, each dated January 16, 2012. These agreements set forth the duties and responsibilities of Optimus Healthcare Partners and its participating hospitals to advance health care delivery through patient-centered principles, whole person orientation, evidence-based management and enhanced care coordination.


Participation Agreements between Optimus Healthcare Partners and participating primary care providers and specialty providers, dated at various times. These agreements set forth the duties and responsibilities of Optimus Healthcare Partners and its participating physicians to advance health care delivery through patient-centered principles, whole person orientation, evidence-based management and enhanced care coordination.