Wash. sys­tem launches clin­i­cally in­te­grated net­work

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Bob Her­man

Ever­greenHealth in Kirk­land, Wash., has launched a new clin­i­cally in­te­grated net­work with the goal of align­ing in­de­pen­dent and em­ployed physi­cians in the re­gion.

Ever­greenHealth Part­ners in­cludes 500 physi­cians across 80 prac­tices, as well as physi­cians who work for Ever­greenHealth. The net­work will fo­cus on pre­ven­tive care, pa­tient co­or­di­na­tion and im­proved qual­ity, with a goal of pub­lish­ing qual­ity data in the near fu­ture. Physi­cians who par­tic­i­pate also can re­ceive fi­nan­cial in­cen­tives for at­tain­ing high-qual­ity marks.

The net­work went live to self-in­sured or­ga­ni­za­tions in Jan­uary, in­clud­ing Ever­green Health, and it is work­ing to gain state ap­proval to be avail­able on com­mer­cially in­sured plans. No time­line was given for when this would oc­cur.

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