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Aledade to Expand Primary Care Physician-Led ACO Model to Nevada and Utah

Will use cutting-edge technology to improve patient health care, lower costs.

Bethesda, MD - Doctors in Nevada and Utah will soon have a new local partner to help keep their patients healthy. Aledade, Inc. has announced that it will form a new primary care physician-led Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the two states. In addition, the ACO will be supported by a local partner HealthInsight, a regional health improvement collaborative. The combination of Aledade's unique regulatory knowledge and cutting-edge technology with boots on the ground practice transformation support from HealthInsight will help doctors deliver high quality care.

The Aledade ACO has already recruited three leading family practices to join its network: St. Mark's Family Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT; Wade Family Medicine, in Bountiful, UT; and Westside Medical Family Practice in Clinton, UT. Aledade's local team will continue to identify and recruit family practices in Utah and Nevada throughout the spring.

Aledade helps providers navigate the shifting health care landscape by providing the resources needed to provide better patient care in the new value-based health care economy. Aledade partners with independent physicians to create and manage ACOs, networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients. They operate under a payment structure that rewards positive health outcomes for patients, instead of the volume of health care services delivered.

"Primary care physicians have a unique connection with their patients," said Dr. Farzad Mostashari, CEO and co-founder of Aledade. "They are best positioned to lead the transformation towards value-based health care, and our ACO will empower them to do so. And just like these physicians have a special relationship with their patients, HealthInsight has had a special relationship with Nevada and Utah providers after more than 30 years in the region. We're excited to work with this team, and know this partnership - and the ACO - will benefit Nevada and Utah's independent physicians and their patients."

Aledade will work with physicians across Nevada and Utah to build a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO to facilitate coordination and cooperation among providers to improve the quality of care for Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries and reduce unnecessary costs. Aledade will provide its proprietary population health management and patient outreach tools to empower physicians and their staff to deliver personalized, coordinated care to their patients.

"We're excited to begin offering physicians the tools they need to deliver the highest quality personalized care to patients. Under this partnership, HealthInsight and Aledade are bringing together a wealth of regulatory and technological expertise with an unmatched knowledge of the local health care landscape," said Scott Segell, executive director of Aledade's Nevada and Utah ACO.

HealthInsight is already part of established, local practice transformation efforts in Nevada and Utah. As a local strategic partner, HealthInsight will provide in-person support for physicians to help practices implement and enhance wellness services and care coordination, including after-hours services, specialists, and long-term care coordination.

"HealthInsight has worked with the health care provider community in Nevada and Utah for many years," said Marc Bennett, president and CEO of HealthInsight. "We understand the landscape and know helping small practices succeed in ACOs will benefit independent providers and their patients in our communities."

Aledade ACOs focus on delivering the highest-quality care to patients, with an emphasis on preventative care, high-value referral networks, customized technology, and unmatched analysis of patient claims and electronic health record (EHR) data to identify patients who need help before serious medical problems arise.

Over the past year, Aledade ACO practices have increased preventative care visits by 400 percent and vaccination rates by 250 percent; as well as helped practices increase revenue for performing important preventive services. Aledade ACO practices emphasize transitional care management and have seen a decrease in hospital readmission rates.

ABOUT ALEDADE

Founded in 2014, Aledade is a new company with an old-fashioned goal: putting doctors back in control of health care. Aledade partners with independent, primary care physicians to provide everything the doctors need to create and run an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) - from business and practice transformation services to upfront capital and cutting-edge technology. The company is led by CEO and co-founder Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has already established successful organizations in New York, Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, and Kansas.

Aledade employs a team of health policy, regulatory, data and practice transformation experts to implement customized solutions and continuous, on-the-ground support to help doctors in all types of communities across America preserve their autonomy, deliver better care to their patients, reduce overall costs, and keep independent physician practices flourishing. For more, visit www.aledade.com.

ABOUT HEALTHINSIGHT

HealthInsight is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization that is composed of locally governed organizations in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah. HealthInsight is a recognized leader in convening and partnering with communities to improve health and health care by advancing quality, efficiency and value for patients and providers. They are leading experts in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; use of health information technology; engaging patients to improve their health; and redesigning how care is paid for and delivered. Learn more at healthinsight.org.