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06.22.2016

Aledade Announces Primary Care Physician-Led ACO in Pennsylvania

by Aledade
New model of primary care to deliver high-quality, coordinated care

Bethesda, MD— Doctors in Pennsylvania have a new local partner to help keep their patients healthy. Aledade is forming a new primary care physician-led Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to provide quality care for patients in central Pennsylvania. Aledade’s Pennsylvania ACO is supported by a local partner, WVMI-Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, a not-for-profit organization focused on measuring and improving health care quality in Pennsylvania. The Aledade Pennsylvania ACO will deliver high-quality care through a focus on care coordination, population health management, and preventive care.

Aledade offers a new model of primary care by partnering with physicians to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients. Aledade ACOs allow doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive by keeping people healthy. The Aledade model operates under a value-based payment structure that rewards positive health outcomes for patients, instead of the volume of health care services delivered.

“Aledade believes primary care is the foundation of an effective health care system and we’re excited to help Pennsylvania doctors deliver high-quality, personalized care. With Aledade’s new model of primary care, the ACO practices will be back where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care,” said Dr. Farzad Mostashari, CEO and co-founder of Aledade.

Three leading local practices have joined Aledade’s Pennsylvania ACO: Graham Medical in Newville; Southeast Lancaster Health in Lancaster; and Waynesboro Family Medical Associates in Waynesboro. Aledade will continue to identify and recruit high-quality practice.

In the Aledade model, Pennsylvania primary care physicians are provided unparalleled regulatory expertise; best practices from a national network of hundreds of primary care doctors; user-friendly technology and data analytics that provide visibility into the spectrum of care their patients receive outside their office; and face-to-face practice transformation support.

“By joining an ACO, we are well positioned for the future of healthcare delivery and the trend toward payment for value,” said Dr. Hilda Shirk of SouthEast Lancaster Health Services. “Aledade serves as a critical partner in that transition, providing tools and support to help us continue to deliver quality patient care.”

Since its founding in June 2014, Aledade has grown tremendously, partnering with more than 110 practices across 11 states, covering more than 100,000 patients, and taking accountability for nearly a billion dollars of annual medical costs. Aledade is also expanding into new patient populations and entering new markets. This week, Aledade announced new partnerships with (1) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to provide care to their members, (2) 10 Federal Qualified Health Centers in West Virginia to provide care to low-income patients, and (3) new ACOs forming in Michigan, Missouri, and Utah/Nevada.

New data shows that Aledade ACOs, in 2015, had a 251% average practice increase in preventive care visits and a 175% average practice increase in transitional care services, resulting in a decrease in hospital readmission rates. Aledade ACOs had a $51,000 average increase in practice revenue in 2015.

Also this week, Aledade launched a redesigned website that better highlights Aledade’s new model of primary care and encourages the public, providers, and others to visit: aledade.com

Aledade is celebrating its two-year anniversary with the hashtag: #GrowWithUs.

All Aledade practices offer same or next day appointments for patients with urgent needs, and 95 percent of Aledade physician partners provide 24 hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week patient access to an on-call doctor. All new and existing ACOs manage these cornerstones of care through Aledade’s proprietary, cloud-based technology and analytics platform.

ABOUT ALEDADE
Founded in 2014, Aledade offers a new model of primary care that puts physicians back where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care. Aledade partners with primary care physicians to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that allow these doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade provides data analytics and user-friendly technology to help doctors provide more seamless care, unparalleled regulatory expertise, the best practices shared by a national network of hundreds of doctors, and face-to-face practice transformation support. Based in Bethesda, MD, Aledade is led by CEO and co-founder Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Since its founding in 2014, Aledade has established successful organizations in New York, Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, and Kansas, which care for more than 100,000 patients.

At the heart of the Aledade model is the simple, but radical, idea that Aledade only succeeds when partner practices succeed in delivering better care at a lower cost. For more information, visit aledade.com.

 

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