The transition to value requires providers to have a platform that enables the delivery of high-quality care at the lowest possible cost.
This is where developing an integrated, coordinated network is essential, because it achieves scale, enhances operational efficiency, and improves clinical outcomes.
There are a number of key questions and strategic decisions involved for health systems evaluating their ambulatory care networks. The challenges of setting up the right structure, with the proper geographical reach and clinical scope, are vast—but so are the benefits of partnership:
Strengthens negotiating position and allows access to larger purchasers
Confers reputational benefits and signals strength of integration
Allows rationalized investments and divestitures
Ensures stability and implementation of other shared elements
Enables process efficiencies and knowledge exchange
Broadens perspective over care continuum and reveals opportunities for reducing total cost of care
Reduces clinical variation and fragmentation in care delivery and improves outcomes
Flattens learning curves and promotes best practices
How we help
Our team offers a range of services to help organizations create physician networks capable of engaging both employed and independent physicians in value-based care delivery. We are working with providers across the country to develop local, regional, and state-wide networks—guiding them on partnership decisions, physician alignment, reimbursement, and ensuring their size and scope match the needs of their purchasers.