GBUAHN is a health home, created under the Affordable Care Act, Section 2703. A Health Home is a group of health and community agencies that have agreed to work together to help people with many health issues get what they need to keep them healthier and safer in the community. Each person who joins gets a “care manager”. A care manager will work closely with him/her to get the services he/she needs in his/her community. This service is being paid for through New York State Medicaid.
The Greater Buffalo United Community Based Organization’s sole purpose is to protect and enhance the abilities of nonprofit health care organizations and serve society and their individual communities.
Through research, public education, and advocacy, our organization seeks to provide a strong, cohesive and persistent “voice” for this nonprofit health care organization’s common goals, communication barriers with providers, and others.
We opened our doors to the community and began to provide quality health care on August 5th, 1996. Since that time, our office has expanded to include an array of health services. Among other services, our site is fully-equipped and available to provide onsite lab services, x-rays, EKGs, spirometry tests, ultrasounds, venous doppler studies, holters, echos, stress tests and physical therapy. In addition, we offer on-site appointments for specialist’s consultations and follow-ups.
Collaborative care sets an accountable care organization (ACO) apart from the system of health care that most patients are used to interacting with. In an ACO, your primary care doctor, along with any specialists other healthcare providers, will work together with you to address your health-related wants and needs. GBUACO aims to provide the right care at the right time in the right place. We believe that you, the patient, always have a voice. Our healthcare providers are ready to work with you to choose the best path to achieving your health and wellness.
The Greater Buffalo United Independent Physicians Association (GBUIPA) is a business entity organized and owned by a network of independent physician practices for the purpose of reducing overhead or pursuing business ventures such as contracts with employers, accountable care organizations (ACO) and/or managed care organizations (MCOs). The GBUIPA holds substantial opportunities for innovation in delivery system modeling and benefit design in the creation of physician networks. Specifically, the creation of practice networks involving patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices that are important and necessary changes in health care delivery.