New York's first Medicaid ACO to open in Buffalo

September 07, 2016

The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization is the first ACO in New York State to serve Medicaid and commercial insurance patients. The roughly 320 primary care physicians and specialists in the organization handle about 65,000 patients. The first commercial insurer to join the local organization is YourCare Health Plan, the regional, not-for-profit health plan that serves Western New Yorkers who are eligible for government-sponsored coverage. Organizers expect the organization, which is part of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network, to begin operations next month.