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- What is the One Health Quality Alliance?
The One Health Quality Alliance is a physician-led, clinically integrated network designed to help providers enhance the quality of healthcare and lower total costs for the Washington, D.C. region.
One Health, managed by Adventist HealthCare, is an innovative health care delivery network where participants can benefit from the value created by the alliance.
- What is a clinically integrated network?
A clinically integrated network (CIN) is a collaborative arrangement among healthcare providers who, while remaining independent entities, strive to improve health care quality, efficiency and costs. As a separate legal entity, the CIN can enter joint contracts with insurers toward delivering high quality, cost-efficient coordinated care.
- What are the benefits of joining the One Health clinically integrated network?
Practices that participate in One Health benefit in many ways, including opportunities to:
- Align with other like-minded physicians to set high standards of care and achieve clinical outcomes and cost containment;
- Work together with other knowledgeable health care providers as the Maryland health care system transitions to a valuebased payment system; and
- Set the standard in regional health care by serving in Clinical and Governance leadership roles in One Health
In addition, practices receive expert support to assist them with:
- Chronic disease management and care management of its patients
- IT infrastructure and patient registry builds
- What does participation require of my practice?
Participation in One Health requires a commitment to implementing and achieving high performance together, as stipulated by the network’s negotiated contracts. One Health participant with are also accountable for both developing and complying with clinical initiatives. This involves having an IT system that can track and report quality, cost and utilization within the network.
There is also a membership fee/participating provider that will support the network infrastructure.
- How will my practice get paid by commercial payors as a member of One Health?
While the network may negotiate under different payment models over time (fee-forservice, performance-based, risk), the details of how payments are made to each practice are explained on a contract-by-contract basis.
Practices always know the details of a contract BEFORE agreeing to participate and BEFORE negotiations commence.
- What are the advantages of joining a health-system sponsored network over an investor or physician-owned network?
Partnering with a health system provides distinct advantages in developing true
clinical integration. Adventist HealthCare, the first and largest health system based in Montgomery County, Md., shares the same quality vision as our physicians, so that the network is uniquely positioned to:
- Develop clinical integration initiatives using existing inpatient quality measures;
- Provide financial assistance and personnel in the implementation of inpatient and outpatient initiatives that provide benefit to the community and are not tied to referral volume; and
- Demonstrate the legitimacy and value of clinical integration.
- How can I learn more about joining the One Health clinically integrated network?
Practices are encouraged to schedule a face-to-face meeting to receive additional information, learn more and ask questions by contacting:
Barbara Courtney, Associate Vice President,
Clinical Integration at 240-826-6178 or BCourtne@AdventistHealthCare.com
Mindi Cohen, MD, Medical Director,