OrthoIndy and OrthoCalifornia, a part of Hoag Orthopaedic Institute's physician staff, have signed a letter of intent to enroll these groups as participating providers in the PHO. The PHO may invite additional members to apply in the future.
The collaboration is designed to establish nationwide benchmarks to improve the quality and value of spine and orthopedic care, while reducing cost and increasing efficiency. The group will work to benefit patients, employers and participating providers.
Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute serves as president of the Alliance. Three operating committees will lead the board, with CEO of OrthoCarolina Daniel Murrey, MD, leading the quality committee; Rothman Institute CEO Mike West leading the financing committee; and Vice Chairman, National Physician Integration of The CORE Institute Jason Scalise, MD, leading the nominating/membership committee. The Alliance plans to develop bundled payment and direct contracting strategies with self-insured companies.
The organization has nearly 600 physicians prepared to provide care, with the potential for growth. The National Orthopedic & Spine Alliance will treat its first patients in January 2014.
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