We believe primary care doctors are the foundation of an efficient and effective health system.
In the Aledade model, primary care physicians are back where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care – while maintaining the independence that makes their practices unique and trusted. The Aledade team strives every day to help doctors focus on what’s best for their patients- not paperwork and bureaucracy. Most importantly, we believe in a simple but radical idea that Aledade only succeeds when our partner practices succeed in delivering better care at lower cost. Doctors are our true partners.
Why Primary Care Practices Should Join Aledade
The Aledade Model Offers Your Practice:
Unparalleled Regulatory Expertise To Help You Succeed Now And In The Future
Aledade’s team has been on the forefront of health care policy and technology innovation for the past two decades. We are recognized leaders in the field, having helped develop current value based care and risk-based programs. Our team is continuously analyzing the value-based care landscape and future potential programs to ensure both Aledade and our practice partners are positioned for success.
Greater Visibility Outside Of The Four Walls Of Your Practice.
Aledade’s technology provides big picture insight on where and when patients receive care outside of their primary care practice, so primary care physicians can understand their patients’ full spectrum of care.
Face-To-Face Practice Transformation Support
Aledade’s locally-based staff and partner organizations work directly with practices to help improve workflows, optimize Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, and provide training and best practices to help physicians succeed in value based programs.
Aledade’s Proprietary Data Analytics And User-Friendly Technology
Aledade’s technology automatically pulls data from practices’ EHR systems, hospitals, health information exchanges and Medicare, giving physicians a wealth of new information and insight into their patient populations.
Best Practices Shared By Our National Network Of Hundreds Of Doctors
Aledade’s growing network of more than 260 partner practices in 18 states collaborates and shares learnings on issues facing primary care physicians across the nation.
To ensure that all of our partner practices are committed and actively working to support the goals of the ACO, participating practices invest in a monthly membership fee. For our Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, the fee is $1 per attributed Medicare beneficiary, with total monthly investment amounts starting at $500. The investment begins in January of the ACO program year, after an initial introduction and planning phase provided at no cost to the practice.
As part of the ACO model, participating practices also agree to attend monthly board meetings focused on tracking progress and identifying new opportunities in quality and savings. A representative from each practice will also participate in joint workgroups to translate new opportunities into meaningful actions at the physician level.
Commitment to Change:
Aledade’s ACOs are comprised of physicians that embrace the mission of providing high quality, affordable care for their patients. To achieve success in quality and savings, participating practices commit to partnering with peers and experts and leading the change to better patient care.
What partner practices are saying about Aledade.
Theresa Walt, LPN
Manager of CCM/TCM, PMA Medical Specialists LLC
The Aledade App lets us know when our patients are discharged from the hospital. I use this information to reach out to patients and set up Transitional Care Management (TCM) follow-up visits with them. During these visits, patients receive education, review medications, and make sure they understand how they need to follow up. As a result of the education we’ve provided, patients have now started to call us before they go to the hospital and can often come in for a same day appointment instead of an exhausting and expensive ER visit.
Dr. Susan Chiarito
Mission Primary Clinic
The data analytics have helped us to implement better care for our patients. I cannot imagine practicing without Aledade’s data. We now have information about the quality of our patients’ subspecialty care, thus we can help them make informed decisions about their future. The practice support has been responsive and flexible for all types of integration issues.
Dr. Michael Cascarina
Our Family Practice
Brick Township, NJ
My partnership with Aledade was initiated by the personal recommendation of a trusted business associate. Our Family Practice needed an able partner to assist our adaptation to risk-based reimbursement. Aledade has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and resources to help us in this endeavor.
Dr. Rajiv Dua
Centennial Medical Group
With the current challenges in utilizing population health data within clinical practice, we were looking for a partner who could not only assist with best practices but give us the technical support needed to properly manage our population. Aledade has shown us that they can be that partner to assist us in the delivery of high-quality healthcare to our community in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Dr. Steven Geller
Centennial Medical Group
We joined Aledade because we felt that they would be a great partner in helping us to find the gaps in care that existed with our patients, and by filling these gaps in care that we could improve the health of our patients, while also reducing their cost of health care.
Dr. Lee Fleischer
Prime Health Network
The Aledade App has been pretty awesome. With the App we’ve been able to get a lot more information on our patients which has enabled us to prioritize the high-risk patients which is very important. It has really enabled us to go a lot farther than we’ve ever been able to go before. At the end of the day, it’s helping us take a lot better care of our patients. Getting involved has been an excellent step for my practice.
Dr. Timothy Fiorillo
PMA Medical Specialists
Our experience to date with Aledade has been wonderful. The team that they have formulated is magnificent. It’s a real, nice, collaborative effort and I think because of that we are going to be successful and we are going to experience some shared savings.
Dr. Ken Buczynski
In my rural practice, we struggle to access and follow the most recent regulations and guidelines, Aledade has been a conduit of current information needed to manage and run a practice. Aledade helps us manage quality and reporting demands so we can carve out more time in direct patient care. The practical, in office support received from Aledade directly, translates into more effective offices systems which allow me to carve out more seconds and minutes every day with my patients rather than with my computer! Aledade has provided confident assurance that regardless of what changes occur in our healthcare system they will be a reliable guide through those turbulent waters of change
Dr. Van Meeks
Total Life Care
Aledade has really helped me to better understand and coordinate my patients’ healthcare. The charts and graphical analyses have enabled me to identify high-risk patients and develop plans and strategies to improve their care. I have really enjoyed working with other local physicians toward improving the general health of our community.
Dr. Bryson R. McHardy
Hannibal Clinic, LCC
Our practice has been working with Aledade to form our new ACO and we are impressed with the knowledge and resources they are providing to help us transform our practice. We already are seeing benefits for our patients, improvements in the care we provide, as well as increases in our practice revenue.
Dr. Cayle Goertzen
Republic Family Clinic
Before joining the Aledade Kansas ACO, I felt like I was just a lone provider, battling insurance companies on my own. Now, I feel like I’m really part of something that has some weight and will help my practice succeed.
Gateway Medical Associates
Gateway Medical Associates has long been committed to integrating best practices and innovative technology to enable the best possible care for our patients – and partnering with Aledade to form an ACO is the next step.
Dr. John Berneike
St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency
Salt Lake City, UT
It’s clear we need a new model in health care, one that shifts the emphasis from the mere provision of healthcare, to an emphasis on health and on the outcomes of healthcare. We joined Aledade because it is a based specifically on primary care practices, which should be the foundation of this new healthcare model.
Dr. Mark Ostahowski
Midland Family Physicians, PC
Our decision to join an ACO was driven by the opportunity to take our game to the next level and beyond. With Aledade, we get the experience, know-how and backing to get there.
Care Manager, Family Health Associates
Since introducing the care management program to our practice, it has made a noticeable difference in patient care. Patients are now educated on the importance of calling the office before going to the emergency room. A follow up call is given to the patient to offer an appointment if they go to the emergency room. This has guided patients out of the emergency room and given them more involvement in their care. A patient that has been admitted to the hospital is called within 24-48 hours upon discharge to schedule a hospital follow up appointment. This allows the patient to be assessed to determine if any additional resources are needed. Patients that are managed in the CCM program are followed closely by reviewing their charts and providing a phone call monthly to determine if all their medical, social and transportation needs are being met. Patients have expressed that having a contact person that they are able to call and discuss their problems and concerns with has made a difference in their care. The care management program has helped patients take a more active role in how their health care is provided.
Dr. Shawn Purifoy
Shawn Purifoy, MD
I joined an ACO as a solo practitioner in order to prepare and educate myself for the coming changes in Healthcare. I was impressed with Aledade’s commitment to putting physicians first in regard to the direction and focus of the ACO. I have not been disappointed. Change in the delivery and management of healthcare is coming for all physicians, whether we like it or not. A well managed ACO can become a powerful ally for physicians as they adjust to these changes, learn new ways to provide better outcomes for their patients and retain their autonomy.
John Cappleman, MD
Cappleman Medical Group
Winter Garden, FL
All entities I have encountered, no matter how sophisticated, are struggling with the “newness and uncertainties” of the ACO concept. However, Aledade is head and shoulders above the rest.
Dr. William Funk
William B. Funk, M.D., PA
Aledade’s technology alerts me when my patients are seen in the ED or hospital. That information is invaluable in ensuring those patients get the follow up care they need to stay healthy and avoid readmissions. With this information at my finger¬tips, I finally know what’s happening outside of the four walls of my office, and that’s incredibly powerful.
Dr. Holly Dahlman
Green Spring Internal Medicine, LLC
Aledade has tools to help us identify who our high-risk patients are, and that will help us to focus our energy on the patients who need us the most.
Dr. Jennifer Brull
Prairie Star Family Practice, PA
Our ACO rewards doctors for keeping their patients healthy – which is what we want to do in the first place.
Dr. Jean Stretton
Gateway Medical Associates
West Chester, PA
I am a better physician because of the data I access through Aledade. I know where to focus my attention. I can see where money is going and develop alternatives. For example, we trained one of our nurses as a wound specialist and now rarely send people to the hospital based wound center.
Is Your Practice Interested In Learning More?
If you’re interested in learning more about how Aledade can help your practice navigate the new healthcare economy, please complete the form below. We will provide you a free, customized opportunity analysis to help you understand the benefits of joining an Aledade ACO.