Reliant Medical Group is participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s Direct Contracting Model. This initiative, focusing on providing care coordination for our Medicare beneficiaries, is just one of the many ways our Reliant providers care for our patients.

Nursing Homes

Generally, Medicare only covers care in a skilled nursing home if you stay in the hospital for at least three days before your admission. As a Direct Contracting Entity, Medicare allows our doctors to admit you to a nursing home any time you need skilled nursing care, even if you have not had a 3-day hospital stay. The following are the nursing homes that we work with:

Organization NameTown Name
The HighlandsFitchburg
Care One at MillburyMillbury
Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled NursingWestborough

Direct Contracting Participants and Preferred Providers

Direct Contracting Model Primary Contact

Melissa Inthirath
Director of ACO & Drug Procurement Operations
Reliant MSO, LLC
Melissa.Inthirath@reliantmedicalgroup.org

Direct Contracting Model Administrative Leadership

  • Jonathan Chines – Reliant MSO, LLC, Vice President of Payer Contracting and Network Strategy; ACO Executive
  • Mike Lombardi – Reliant MSO, LLC, Senior Compliance Manager; ACO Compliance Officer
  • Michael Sheehy, MD – Reliant Medical Group, Chief of Population Health & Analytics; ACO Medical Director

Direct Contracting Model Governing Body

  • Jonathan Chines – Reliant MSO, LLC, Vice President of Payer Contracting & Network Strategy; Voting Member
  • Shiavax Cowasji, MD – Reliant Medical Group, Chair of Geriatrics; Voting Member
  • Leon Josephs, MD – Reliant Medical Group, Chief of Specialties; Voting Member
  • Steve Kozak – Reliant MSO, LLC, Vice President of Population Health; Voting Member
  • Art Norman – Community Member, Medicare Beneficiary and Consumer Advocate; Voting Member
  • Michael Sheehy, MD – Reliant Medical Group, Chief of Population Health & Analytics; Chairperson and Voting Member
  • Thad Schilling, MD – Reliant Medical Group, Chief of Clinical Transformation & Primary Care; Voting Member

Amount of shared savings or losses: n/a

Proportion of shared savings invested in infrastructure, redesigned care processes, and other resources necessary to improve outcomes and reduce Medicare costs for Beneficiaries: 100%

Proportion of shared savings distributed to Direct Contracting Participants and Preferred Provider: 0%

Quality measure performance: n/a

Reliant Medical Group’s Direct Contracting Entity does not have any joint ventures to disclose.

Mailing Address

Reliant Medical Group
5 Neponset Street
Worcester, MA, USA 01606