Cover Series: Colorado moves forward on health care payment and delivery redesign

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 01:00 PM
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Editor’s note: This issue of Colorado Medicine features a suite of cover stories written and submitted by six of Colorado’s largest private health plans that were invited to share Colorado examples of innovative collaboration between health plans and physicians on new approaches to health care payment and/or delivery redesign.

Practice transformation
Rocky Mountain Health Plans collaborates with Western Slope physicians to promote service integration
Kevin R. Fitzgerald MD, Patrick Gordon, MPA and Lori Stephenson, RN, Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Managing care
Colorado Access provides innovative patient-centered care through collaboration
Palwasha Khan, Marketing Communication Coordinator, Colorado Access

First things first
Kaiser Permanente physicians making members a priority
Michael Chase, Associate Medical Director of Quality and Infomatics, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

From volume to value
Cigna’s Collaborative Accountable Care program transforming physician groups across the country
Mark Slitt, Communications Manager, Cigna

Transforming reimbursements
Anthem’s new program aims to impact quality and cost of primary care
Elizabeth Kraft, MD, Medical Director, Anthem BCBS in Colorado

Cost control
UnitedHealthcare employs incentive-based models to achieve better outcomes and save money
Bill Mandell, DO, JD, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare, Colorado

Posted in: Colorado Medicine | Cover Story | Practice Evolution | Payment Reform | Interacting With Payers | Practice Redesign | Accountable Care Organizations | Medical Neighborhood/PCMH | Health System Reform


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