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GBUACO and United Healthcare Sign New Medicare Advantage VBP Contract

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Buffalo, NY – March 2020 – Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization (GBUACO) has just closed their first new Medicare Advantage Value Based Payment Contract with United Healthcare. This new contract will encompass 2,700 lives in the New York State area.

This is the first Medicare Advantage Value Based Payment contract for GBUACO and the first contract they have signed with United Healthcare. “This contract is a game changer for GBUACO,” says Dr. Raul Vazquez, President and CEO of GBUACO, “this is the natural next step as we continue to change the architecture of healthcare.” With the addition of this contract, GBUACO will now have between 25,000-26,000 patients in value based agreements.

GBUACO aims to provide the right care at the right time in the right place. They believe that the patient always has a voice. The healthcare providers that are apart of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) are ready to work with patients to choose the best path to achieving health and wellness.

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For Immediate Release
November 12, 2018
Contact: Allita Steward
Communications Strategist
(716) 464-0292 (mobile)


BUFFALO, NEW YORK, AUGUST 12, 2019— On Friday, September 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., Glen Oak Golf Course (711 Smith Road, East Amherst, New York 14051) will be the site of the 5TH Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization (GBUACO).

Net proceeds will benefit two (2) area charities Mona’s House and Say Yes to Education Buffalo. Registration for participation in the tournament is open with only a few slots remaining please visit to register or co-sponsor. UnitedHealthcare is this year’s Premier Sponsor.

More than 50,000 patients walk through the doors of the facility each year however, the organization’s Founders, Dr. Raul Vazquez, and his wife Toni Vazquez believe that the impact must extend farther, noting that “Our reach and impact must contribute to the growth and economic vitality of the City of Buffalo and organizations like these ensure a bright future for us all.”

About Mona’s House:

Mona’s House is designed to help women 18 years and older who have been victims of any type of human trafficking. Their programs are designed to bring healing to the whole woman through their 12-month program that is specifically designed for victims of human trafficking. It provides holistic healing for the mind, body and soul of each woman who enters their doors.

About P.U.N.T. Fund:

P.U.N.T. Fund provides children affected by cancer, and their families, with the opportunities and support to enjoy the life for which the fight so hard. The Foundation provides assistance, valuable family-centered programs and events designed to enrich their lives, provide them with support and create memorable experiences.

About Say Yes to Education Buffalo:

Say Yes Buffalo partnerships strengthen the Western New York economy by investing in the education of the Buffalo’s future workforce. The partnerships convene the school district, parents, teachers, administrators, governments, higher education, community-based organizations, businesses and foundations to increase high school and post-secondary completion rates.

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