It’s time for change.
High health care costs, growth in the numbers of uninsured, and the anticipated costs of care for an aging population are causing payers, both private and governmental, to develop new methods of paying doctors and hospitals that increase provider financial accountability for the costs and outcomes of care.
Better relationships. Better outcomes.
Hospitals that participate in a clinically integrated network like AHP can build stronger relationships with the physicians that impact hospitals’ ability to reduce readmissions and score well on other quality measures. For hospitals operating at full capacity, reducing unnecessary admissions and readmissions enables them to share in the network’s savings while opening beds for higher acuity patients.
Join the network that pays.
Improving cooperation between hospitals and physicians will help hospitals respond to new payer initiatives like bundled payment and incentives for reducing readmissions. Membership in AHP will facilitate communications and data exchange between hospitals and community physicians in order to meet new requirements.