Bethesda, MD – Today, Aledade announced a partnership with Gateway Medical Associates to form a physician-led Accountable Care Organization (ACO) serving the communities of south-east Pennsylvania. In the Aledade ACO, Gateway Medical Associates, a physician-owned practice, will deliver high-quality, coordinated care to 6,200 Medicare beneficiaries from its eight locations across Chester and Delaware County.
Aledade offers a new model of primary care by partnering with physicians to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients. Aledade ACOs allow doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive by keeping people healthy. The Aledade model operates under a value-based payment structure that rewards positive health outcomes for patients, instead of the volume of health care services delivered.
“Aledade is proud to help a local health care leader in Gateway Medical Associates deliver high-quality care to their patients by focusing on care coordination, population health management, and preventive care,” said Dr. Farzad Mostashari, CEO and co-founder of Aledade.
Gateway implemented an electronic health record system in 2006, as well as direct interfaces with local providers like Main Line Health, Chester County Hospital, Brandywine Hospital and commercial laboratories, making all patient data immediately accessible. This enables Gateway providers to make more timely decisions regarding their patients’ care, which facilitates Gateway’s approach centering on its patients’ well-being and health. Gateway also has Patient Centered Medical Home III Accreditation.
“Gateway Medical Associates has long been committed to integrating best practices and innovative technology to enable the best possible care for our patients – and partnering with Aledade to form an ACO is the next step,” said Timothy Rogers, CEO of Gateway Medical Associates.
In this partnership, Aledade will provide Gateway Medical Associates’ providers with unparalleled regulatory expertise; best practices from a national network of hundreds of primary care doctors; user-friendly technology and data analytics that provide visibility into the spectrum of care their patients receive outside their office; and face-to-face practice transformation support.
“We are excited to be working with a health care leader in Pennsylvania to truly focus on care coordination and patient needs,” said Ahmed Haque, Executive Director at Aledade. “Partnering with independent doctors and providing expertise, technology and a data driven approach helps improve the delivery of care.”
Since its founding in June 2014, Aledade has grown tremendously, partnering with more than 110 practices across 11 states, covering more than 100,000 patients, and taking accountability for nearly a billion dollars of annual medical costs. Aledade is also expanding into new patient populations and entering new markets. This week, Aledade announced new partnerships with (1) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to provide care to their members, (2) 10 Federal Qualified Health Centers in West Virginia to provide care to low-income patients, and (3) new ACOs forming in Michigan, Missouri, and Utah/Nevada.
New data shows that Aledade ACOs, in 2015, had a 251% average practice increase in preventive care visits and a 175% average practice increase in transitional care services, resulting in a decrease in hospital readmission rates. Aledade ACOs had a $51,000 average increase in practice revenue in 2015.
Also this week, Aledade launched a redesigned website that better highlights Aledade’s new model of primary care and encourages the public, providers, and others to visit: aledade.com
Aledade is celebrating its two-year anniversary with the hashtag: #GrowWithUs.
All Aledade practices offer same or next day appointments for patients with urgent needs, and 95 percent of Aledade physician partners provide 24 hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week patient access to an on-call doctor. All new and existing ACOs manage these cornerstones of care through Aledade’s proprietary, cloud-based technology and analytics platform.
Founded in 2014, Aledade offers a new model of primary care that puts physicians back where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care. Aledade partners with primary care physicians to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that allow these doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade provides data analytics and user-friendly technology to help doctors provide more seamless care, unparalleled regulatory expertise, the best practices shared by a national network of hundreds of doctors, and face-to-face practice transformation support. Based in Bethesda, MD, Aledade is led by CEO and co-founder Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Since its founding in 2014, Aledade has established successful organizations in New York, Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, and Kansas, which care for more than 100,000 patients.
At the heart of the Aledade model is the simple, but radical, idea that Aledade only succeeds when partner practices succeed in delivering better care at a lower cost. For more information, visit aledade.com.
Founded in 1996, Gateway Medical Associates is a physician-owned practice consisting of physicians and allied health providers. Located in eight sites throughout Chester and Delaware counties — including Coatesville, Downingtown, Lionville, Newtown Square and West Chester — Gateway aims to be the leader in providing excellent, full-spectrum primary care to the residents of our community. Gateway providers include physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. We provide care for acute problems as well as chronic illnesses. Gateway’s range of care includes Primary Care services such as preventive, acute and chronic care, as well as specialty care in Endocrinology. Gateway is affiliated with Brandywine Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Chester County Hospital. We also provide nursing home care at many facilities.
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