This independent physician network balances physicians' needs and desires — 5 takeaways

Adam Schrag -  

Partners Health Alliance seeks to help New Jersey physicians remain independent while improving their practices' quality of care and performance, according to Burlington County Times

Here are five things to know:

 

1. The new model aims to better coordinate care for patients by eliminating redundant services.

 

2. Members may utilize value-based contracts with private insurance companies and government payers.

 

3. The model is ideal for independent physicians and physician groups seeking resource access without sacrificing their identity or autonomy, according to Partners Health Alliance CEO Richard Larison.

 

4. Member physicians maintain their own practices while receiving help with data analytics, technology and administrative services.

 

5. The network is owned and managed by a group of over 700 physicians who hope to increase their size to 2,000 by the end of 2017.

 

Mr. Larison said, "This is where the healthcare industry as a whole is headed, and we are committed to advancing it within our state, especially for independent physicians and physician groups who need access to resources, but do not want to lose their identity and autonomy."

 

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