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Clinically Integrated Network

Joining a clinically integrated network allows healthcare providers to come together to align clinically by sharing information, to drive value to the patient through improved outcomes and efficiencies.

HOPCo is the premiere practice management company for the orthopedic population. We have experience developing clinically integrated networks (CIN) in the communities in which we own and manage practices. By analyzing physician data for cost efficiency and quality of care, we can identify which independent physicians to invite into a CIN. The CIN can then negotiate with insurance companies for better physician reimbursement.

As an example, in the Phoenix metropolitan area HOPCo owns and manages The CORE Institute® which includes several orthopedic locations. In a joint venture arrangement with Banner Health, the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics provides a fully integrated continuum of care to patients from initial evaluation through surgery to home. We achieve the triple aim by adhering to strict guidelines focused on increasing efficiency and improving quality of care.

The Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics has reduced complication rates, decreased length of stay, dramatically increased discharge disposition to home, improved OR turnover, and increased OR on-time starts.

Our proprietary, physician-created model of care is the key to our success. This model includes a suite of services such as:

  • An intuitive electronic health record
  • Proven protocols, pathways, and order sets
  • Management of the orthopedic service line
  • All facets of practice management

Contact HOPCo today to learn how our model can benefit your practice.

About clinically integrated networks

With the explosion of value-based care initiatives, clinically integrated networks (CIN) give healthcare providers the opportunity to join together to standardize medical practice. CINs are sanctioned by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to allow several medical practices to collectively bargain with insurance companies on reimbursement arrangements including FFS rates or an assortment of value based agreements such as shared saving, professional capitation, global capitation and bundled payments.

In order for CINs to meet the FTC requirements, they must monitor utilization of services to control costs and ensure quality care. To be successful, they must also develop an infrastructure for evidence-based care that reduces patient risk, achieves high quality outcomes and reduces costs.