HOPCo creates new Southeast Specialty Care Network and selects Southeast Orthopedic Specialists as its first practice partner

Jacksonville, Florida (July 26, 2019) – Southeast Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) of Jacksonville, Florida, has partnered with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), the national leader in the delivery of musculoskeletal practice management and value-based care solutions, to become the first organization in HOPCo’s new Southeast Specialty Care Network, LLC. The new HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network is expected to increase efficiencies and reduce overall costs associated with common orthopedic treatments, resulting in better care and lower bills for patients.

The network offers a clinically integrated care platform for the Florida orthopedic care market incorporating HOPCo’s quality outcomes tracking analytics and software tools, proprietary claims analytics, and value-based care resources. With these tools in place, physicians receive real-time data, assuring the greatest likelihood of superior outcomes for patients while lowering costs for providers, hospitals, health insurers and the patients themselves. Combined, these systems and tools have been proven to help health care industry partners throughout the U.S. achieve superior clinical outcomes and cost savings.

“HOPCo’s model of driving down the cost of care while improving quality and aligning stakeholders has proven to be a win-win for providers, hospitals, payors, and patients alike,” said Jason Scalise, MD, HOPCo’s Vice Chairman and Director of National Physician Integration. “The HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network in Florida will catalyze the ability for musculoskeletal providers in Florida to clinically integrate, collaborate with payors and health system partners and drive great value for the patients throughout the region.”

SOS Chief Executive Officer, Donnie Romine will serve as the President of HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network. Mr. Romine called the partnership with HOPCo the start of a value-based paradigm shift.

“A challenge to our business has been the relatively fragmented nature of our local Florida market, with providers, payors, and others working in completely different systems,” said Romine. “By leveraging HOPCo’s turnkey platform, the HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network will provide high-quality health care organizations in the region with the opportunity to rapidly participate in unique value-based care programs in an integrated manner.”

Connecting SOS’s clinical foundation with HOPCo’s Specialty Care Network analytics and care management systems results in a comprehensive and scalable musculoskeletal care management platform in Florida. For more information, visit hopco.com.

About Southeast Orthopedic Specialists

Established in 2001, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists is a regional leader in musculoskeletal care. SOS was founded on the principle of providing high-quality, comprehensive care in the North Florida region. The entire spectrum of orthopedic care is provided to patients including: orthopedic surgery, spine care, physiatry, pain management, chiropractic, podiatry and physical therapy.  Physicians at Southeast Orthopedic Specialists are leading experts in their field with decades of experience, including the completion of multiple fellowships and groundbreaking research.  Visit www.se-ortho.com to learn more.