Physicians and hospitals working together in a clinically integrated network is a new model of care. This care model will provide higher quality, coordinated care, while preparing for future healthcare reforms. Through greater collaboration, physicians can access a patient registry; develop better communication systems; establish collective, evidence-based clinical guidelines; and measure quality outcomes.
Integrated Health Collaborative's goal is to deliver higher quality and affordable care. By focusing on population health, physicians can utilize disease-management processes, appropriate referrals, and patient-wellness programs. This facilitates a patient-centered approach that improves the quality and efficiency of care.
For more information, check out a recent press release about our partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.