Network development

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.

Overview

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.