Aledade, Inc. and The Physicians Integrated Network (TPIN) today announced a new collaboration to improve care coordination, data sharing, and quality of care for patients in the greater Philadelphia area. In this collaboration, Aledade’s physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs) and TPIN’s leading network of independent specialists have agreed to a care compact and intend to explore additional opportunities for clinical collaboration across all payers.
“TPIN shares our belief in the power of independent physicians to deliver high-quality, coordinated care that improves patient health outcomes and lowers health costs,” said Jeffrey Mandel, M.D., Aledade Executive Director. “Connecting primary care physicians with TPIN’s specialists will further empower all of these local physicians to deliver high-quality care and a personalized, timely, coordinated patient experience.”
Aledade is a national leader in value-based care that partners with independent physicians to build and lead ACOs anchored in primary care. Aledade’s Pennsylvania ACOs in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties include 39 primary care practices serving more than 21,000 enrolled Medicare beneficiaries. Aledade supports these physician partners with cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly care management and outreach tools, unparalleled regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support. Patients receiving care from Aledade’s physician partners benefit from improved access to care, more coordinated care, and positive patient experiences.
TPIN was established to empower independent physicians, medical groups, and ambulatory facilities to embrace a leadership role in the value-based care delivery environment. With a focus on improving, coordinating, and delivering comprehensive care, TPIN’s network is made up of 700 physicians practicing in 24 clinical specialties throughout greater Philadelphia, Delaware Valley, and New Jersey. The network supports these leading local doctors with resources and tools to help them help them integrate care, facilitate the measurement of data and outcomes (MIPS), and guide providers in sharing care gap information with other network providers.
“Specialists’ relationships with primary care physicians are key to ensuring that patient care is high-quality, patient-centered, and coordinated. We are proud to work with Aledade throughout greater Philadelphia to ensure that we’re helping our physicians thrive in value-based care arrangements by delivering exceptional care throughout the entire patient journey,” said Stuart Brilliant, M.D., Vice Chairman at TPIN.
This collaboration formalizes the strong relationship between Aledade’s ACOs and TPIN’s specialists. Under the arrangement, Aledade’s physicians will be available to specialists to discuss care management of shared patients in a timely manner, document necessary health information with referrals, and review care plans recommended by specialists. TPIN’s specialists will also schedule appointments with urgent ACO patients within 72 hours, share consultation notes within seven days, review prior tests to avoid repeat services, and engage in quarterly reviews of shared patient data.
This relationship will strengthen both networks’ ability to succeed in value-based care contracts with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and commercial health plans. To date, Aledade’s ACOs in Pennsylvania have all improved the quality of care, access to care, reduced emergency department visits, hospital and nursing home admissions, and have saved Medicare millions of dollars. This includes the recently announced 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) scores, in which Aledade’s Pennsylvania-based ACOs all received the highest possible scores.
Founded in 2014, Aledade partners with independent practices, health centers, and clinics to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) anchored in primary care. Through these ACOs, Aledade empowers physicians to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade offers a comprehensive range of capabilities that includes cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly guided workflows, unparalleled regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support from attentive experts. In true alignment with more than 6,500 participating providers in 25 states, Aledade shares in the risk and reward across over 55 value-based government and commercial contracts representing more than 650,000 lives under management. To learn more, visit www.aledade.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
About The Physicians Integrated Network (TPIN)
About The Physicians Integrated Network: Operating for more than 3 years, The Physicians Integrated Network (TPIN) is the largest independent physicians network of its kind in the region. TPIN represents 54 practices with 700 physicians across the Delaware Valley. The organization was formed to improve quality, outcomes and reduce cost of care for the over 1.5 million patients serviced by our physicians and providers.
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