Area physicians in partnership with UPMC Pinnacle Tuesday announced the formation of Concert, an integrated health alliance.
Concert is a physician-led "clinically integrated network" (CIN) that brings together physicians, specialists, hospitals and other providers in the area to offer coordinated care.
“The health care business model is changing,” said Dr. R. Scott Owens, physician leadership council co-chair. “We are moving away from the traditional fee-for-service payment model and transitioning to value-based care where health care professionals are empowered to work together to improve quality and affordability while being rewarded for their success.”
“As a CIN, Concert positions independent and employed providers to participate and succeed in this changing health care environment,” said Robert Dondes, president of Concert and senior vice president at UPMC Pinnacle. “Concert promotes the sharing of medical information and the enhanced coordination between physicians that will help to achieve the ‘quadruple aim’ for health care: improved population health, decreased per capita cost, a better provider experience, and a better patient experience.”
“While Concert allows physicians to work more closely together, they maintain autonomy over their practice operations and remain independent physicians,” Dondes added in a news release. “As a CIN, Concert also allows physicians to establish new contracts with payers to drive value-based care that will augment, but not replace, their existing fee-for-service contracts.”
Concert is continuing to grow and add new health care providers. For more information, visit https://concerthealthalliance.org.