New accountable care model designed to enhance care coordination and improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries
ARLINGTON, VA – (November 21, 2019) – Privia Health (Privia) and UnitedHealthcare are launching an accountable care program in Virginia that will encourage better health and help deliver an enhanced patient experience for consumers enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
This new value-based model is designed to enhance the coordination of care and improve health outcomes through deeper collaboration between Privia and UnitedHealthcare.
UnitedHealthcare will provide an enhanced level of data and support to Privia physicians to enable them to provide more comprehensive care to their patients. For example, UnitedHealthcare will share data about its members’ underlying medical conditions, past treatments, gaps in care, medications prescribed and future care needs.
The data will be actionable and specific to individual patients, giving Privia physicians a more complete picture of their patients’ health status and arming them with valuable information that supports their efforts to provide high-quality care. For example, physicians will be able to more easily identify patients who are at higher risk for an adverse health outcome such as an emergency room visit or readmission to the hospital, allowing them to intervene more quickly. They can also use the data to reduce duplicative tests and help patients more effectively manage their chronic conditions and take their medications as prescribed.
Ultimately the accountable care program will help improve coordination across specialties and care settings. This in turn can lead to a better experience for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members and reduce the burden of having to connect information from each of their doctor’s visits themselves.
“This program bolsters our efforts to transform the health care delivery experience for patients and their families,” said Mark Foulke, Privia Health’s Executive Vice President of Transformational Value-Based Care. “The combination of UnitedHealthcare’s resources with Privia’s integrated technology platform and our experience meeting patients where they are – online, in the doctor’s office and virtually – will enable physicians and their care teams to continue improving the health of their communities.”
“Our collaboration with Privia Health through this new accountable care model will support our shared goal of improving both the quality and cost of health care,” said Tommy O’Connor, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Virginia. “We’re always looking for ways to provide a better health care experience for the people we serve through our Medicare Advantage plans and believe this new relationship with Privia will help us do that.”
More than 17 million people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare plans have access to care providers who participate in a value-based relationship with UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare’s payments to physicians and hospitals that are tied to value-based arrangements now total $75 billion.
Privia Health is a national physician organization meeting providers where they are to transform the healthcare delivery experience. Through high-performance physician groups, accountable care organizations, and population health management programs, Privia works in partnership with health plans, health systems and employers to better align reimbursements to quality and outcomes. Our physician-led model, scalable systems and proprietary technology reduce unnecessary healthcare costs, achieve better outcomes, and improve the health of patients we serve. For more information: www.priviahealth.com. @PriviaHealth
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with over 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and more than 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.