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Mobile-Area Providers Announce New Independent Physician Association to Improve Patient Outcomes

September 9, 2021 GMT

MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 9, 2021--

Today, a group of local physicians announced the launch of USA Health Independent Physician Association (USA Health IPA), a new network of providers serving the greater Mobile region. The new affiliation was created to improve patient health outcomes and affordability through enhanced care coordination between providers.

With the program launch, patients are able to receive tailored care plans through a comprehensive network of providers collaborating to improve health outcomes. Patients now have access to a robust team of providers, including primary care and specialists. By ensuring that all providers have access to data and information about the nuances of their patient’s health status, they are able to provide a cohesive and personalized treatment plan, which in turn results in better health outcomes at a lower cost.

Additional patient benefits of the new IPA include:

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  • Embedded care teams that will include nurses and pharmacists to ensure enhanced care coordination
  • An expanded network of providers, including specialists, to ensure high-quality outcomes
  • Increased focus on clinical health outcomes and patient experience through a support team of administrative and management needs

USA Health IPA, which is managed by CareAllies, will also support local providers as they move into alternative payment models, such as pay-for-quality or shared savings. By helping manage the complexities of contracting, billing and reporting, USA Health IPA is setting up providers for long-term success by enabling providers to select which health plans they will participate in, while accessing resources to improve patient outcomes.

“We are thrilled to bring together this group of leading providers in the Mobile region to further support the patients of this tight-knit community. The formation of the USA Health IPA underscores each provider’s commitment to delivering high-quality patient care,” said Dr. Robert Israel, president of USA Health IPA. “Through shared resources and knowledge, we are collectively able to better care for our patients. This coordinated approach allows us to operate as a united team aiming to improve health outcomes in the region.”

USA Health IPA is live. Providers interested in joining the IPA can contact Dawn Hicks at dawn.hicks@careallies.com or 804.546.2533.

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About USA Health IPA

USA Health IPA is a Mobile-region physician-driven organization that prides itself on its engaged physicians and unique model that encourages physicians to work together to improve overall patient care. This is achieved through evidence-based medicine, sharing of best practices, data sharing and peer evaluation. Additionally, USA Health IPA’s providers communicate to ensure that a team of connected providers have a full picture of the patient’s health. USA Health IPA is managed by CareAllies and emphasizes preventive care, data sharing, and population health management.

About CareAllies

Ranked the number one value-based care solution for physician organizations from 2018-2021 by Black Book Market Research, CareAllies works closely with physician entities and payers to accelerate the transition to value-based care models and help providers to manage the long-term health of their patients across multiple payers. CareAllies, a Cigna company, has more than 20 years of experience in delivering innovative value-based solutions driven by provider collaboration. CareAllies’ provider engagement capabilities, clinical model, governance support, and analytics and reporting that leverage population health data are just a few of the ways CareAllies works together to optimize patient care and the connections between providers, patients and payers. The CareAllies team works side-by-side with providers around the country to improve health and affordability while enhancing the provider and patient experience, making health care better for everyone. To learn more about CareAllies, including links to follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn or YouTube, visit www.careallies.com.

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CONTACT: Dawn Hicks

dawn.hicks@careallies.com

804.546.2533

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ALABAMA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH DIABETES PRACTICE MANAGEMENT INSURANCE MANAGED CARE GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: CareAllies

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