Network Development Consulting

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About how we support the following value-based care programs and alignment models:

The transition to value requires providers to have a platform that enables the delivery of high-quality care at the lowest possible cost.

This is where developing an integrated, coordinated network is essential, because it achieves scale, enhances operational efficiency, and improves clinical outcomes.

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Setting up the right infrastructure

Should we employ physicians, clinically integrate, or invest in referral relationships? How do we determine the optimal reach and scope of our network? What types of regional partnerships would benefit our system?

 

There are a number of key questions and strategic decisions involved for health systems evaluating their ambulatory care networks. The challenges of setting up the right structure, with the proper geographical reach and clinical scope, are vast—but so are the benefits of partnership:

  • Payer Contracting: Strengthens negotiating position and allows access to larger purchasers
  • Brand Identity: Confers reputational benefits and signals strength of integration
  • Strategic Plan: Allows rationalized investments and divestitures
  • Governance: Ensures stability and implementation of other shared elements
  • Operations: Enables process efficiencies and knowledge exchange
  • Clinical IT: Broadens perspective over care continuum and reveals opportunities for reducing total cost of care
  • Care Management: Reduces clinical variation and fragmentation in care delivery and improves outcomes
  • Expertise: Flattens learning curves and promotes best practices

How we help

Our team offers a range of services to help organizations create physician networks capable of engaging both employed and independent physicians in value-based care delivery. We are working with providers across the country to develop local, regional, and state-wide networks—guiding them on partnership decisions, physician alignment, reimbursement, and ensuring their size and scope match the needs of their purchasers.

Our Experts

Dennis Weaver
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President

Dennis works with health systems, state entities, and payers to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care. He partners with institutions to develop novel care management systems focused on improving population health, strengthening primary care, enabling regional IT connectivity, and ensuring financial sustainability. His areas of expertise include development of the patient-centered medical home, the clinical integration enterprise, and other programs designed to position systems for accountable care.


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Chris Rowe
Senior Vice President

Chris, Senior Vice President on the value-based care team, specializes in strategic planning, business growth and development, physician partnering, and financial management. Chris brings 18 years of progressive health care and advisory experience to clients, including the successful planning and direction of activities that improve physician-hospital relationships, revenue, operational efficiency, and quality of care.

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Executive Roundtable Session

Learn more about building your provider network with an Executive Roundtable Session. Our experts will visit your organization to discuss your current state of partners, and how that fits with your overall strategy and external market dynamics.

This session is designed specifically for the CEO, CFO, COO, and Vice Presidents of Physician Integration, Strategy, and Business Development.


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Request a session with one of our experts to hear about optimizing your health system network.

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