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(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) - UnitedHealthcare, Centura Health and Colorado Health Neighborhoods – Centura
Health’s provider network of more than 2,500 employed and independent
affiliated physicians – are
collaborating to provide coordinated health care that improves quality and
reduces costs for nearly 17,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants in the state.
This new accountable care organization (ACO) will help shift
Colorado’s health care system from one based on volume of care to one that
rewards quality and value. Colorado Health Neighborhoods’ network of providers will
manage all aspects of patients’ care, providing the right care in the right
place at the right time. Primary care physicians in the ACO will receive
regular patient updates, enabling them to monitor all of the care each patient
is receiving, and to maintain all clinical information about each patient in a
secure patient registry.
employer-sponsored plan participants who are currently served by Colorado Health
Neighborhoods care providers will not have to do anything differently to
receive the benefits of this new model, which include enhanced care
coordination and follow up.
Health Neighborhoods is pleased to enter into a population health management
opportunity with UnitedHealthcare,” said John Suits, executive director,
Colorado Health Neighborhoods. “ACO opportunities such as this partnership with
UnitedHealthcare strengthen our efforts to optimize value for all of Colorado.
The collaboration will achieve this shift in volume to value by leveraging the
population health management skills and resources both organizations bring to
the table to enhance the consumer’s health care experience while lowering the
total cost of care.”
Centura Health and Colorado Health Neighborhoods will coordinate evidence-based
care, ensuring that the primary care physicians, specialists and facilities are
aligned with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) “Triple Aim”
objective: increase patient satisfaction, improve the health of the population
and reduce the cost of health care.
will be eligible for payment incentives based on meaningful improvements in
measures such as hospital readmission rates, disease management and prevention,
patient safety and care delivery, as well as total cost savings and patient
“UnitedHealthcare continues to work
with care providers statewide to help enhance health services and improve
coordination of care for patients,” said Beth Soberg, president and CEO,
UnitedHealthcare of Colorado. “We believe our collaboration with Centura Health
and Colorado Health Neighborhoods will deliver enhanced quality, better
outcomes and greater efficiency for our health plan customers statewide.”
new ACO relationship is the latest in a series of partnerships UnitedHealthcare
has launched in Colorado, all aimed at increasing quality and coordinated care.
UnitedHealthcare recently announced similar arrangements with three other care provider
networks in the Denver area.
more than $31 billion of UnitedHealthcare’s annual physician and hospital
reimbursements are tied to accountable care programs, centers of excellence and
performance-based programs. The company projects this will reach $65 billion by
2018. For more
information about UnitedHealthcare’s accountable care initiatives, visit www.AccountableCareAnswers.com.
serves more than 1.1 million people in Colorado with a care provider network of
100 hospitals and more than 13,500 physicians statewide.
is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying
the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and
sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the
full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and
Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than
800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care
facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million
people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals,
families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than
6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care.
Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods,
physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For
Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and
affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people
you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little
things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for
your health. For information about Centura Health or any of the facilities in
our network, please visit www.centura.org.
About Colorado Health
Colorado Health Neighborhoods is Centura Health’s physician-led network
of providers comprised of more than 2,500 employed and independent affiliated
physicians dedicated to developing a clinically integrated network that
delivers optimal health care value to consumers and the communities served.
Colorado Health Neighborhoods is creating a system that promotes proactive
coordination among providers to produce demonstrably improved health outcomes
at an affordable cost in a more convenient, service-oriented setting.
Leveraging a partnership with Centura Health, the
region’s leading health care network, Colorado Health
Neighborhoods has the resources to deliver on its vision for the future of
health care. For more information, visit www.coloradohealthneighborhoods.org.
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