A new era of demands on clinical businesses requires simplifying care delivery for your “customers.” Regardless of the type of provider (e.g. hospitals, physicians, ACOs, diagnostics), the market expects a collaborative approach to care delivery.
Payers and patients also demand single-source, high-quality, low-cost care that is difficult to provide without an integrated model. Clinical integration allows providers to interface with their customers (payers and patients) to meet these needs.
While frequently misunderstood, clinical integration is a pre-requisite to high performance in the post-reform era. The phrase “clinical integration” is sometimes used as a legal threshold for joint contracting, a stand-alone strategy, a specific tactic, and even a cultural goal. Regardless of what clinical integration means to your organization, it is an important milestone on the path to responding to the pricing, contracting, transparency, and consumerism pressures of the post-reform market.
Clinical integration maintains three principal goals:
To achieve these goals, PYA offers the following clinical integration services:
Physician-Hospital Alignment – Securing physician performance and buy-in
Performance Metric Design – Incentivizing strong performance on quality and cost
Physician Executive Services – Offering executive-level physician perspective
New Care Model Development – Putting clinical integration to work
Each organization is in a different place along the path to clinical integration. Find out where you are and where you want to go. Let’s talk about “turning theory into practice.”