– Aledade ACOs and the Physicians Integrated Network (TPIN) join forces to improve care coordination, quality of care, and patient health outcomes
– Under the value-based care agreement, 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’s network is made up of 700 physicians practicing in 24 clinical specialties throughout greater Philadelphia, Delaware Valley, and New Jersey.
Today, Aledade and the Physicians Integrated Network (TPIN) announced they will work together to
improve quality of care, care coordination,
and health outcomes for their patients throughout the greater Philadelphia
area. Independently each organization has already shown great results and
together they hope to drive even better results through the close cooperation
of primary care doctors and specialists.
Aledade is 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. TPIN’s network of independent specialists and
ambulatory facilities is made up of 700 physicians practicing in 24 clinical
specialties throughout greater Philadelphia, Delaware Valley, and NJ.
Under the value-based care 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
Impact of Collaboration for Greater Philadelphia
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.
“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.