FARMINGTON, CT – (April 13, 2022) – ConnectiCare, a leading health plan in Connecticut for over 40 years, announced today a new “Episodes of Care” program aimed at expanding value-based care programs to providers across the state. Through ConnectiCare’s new program, care will be organized and financed around a member’s entire health episode, for procedures such as knee surgery, chronic conditions like asthma, and maternity bundles encompassing the care of mothers and newborns. Signify Health, a leading value-based care platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and healthcare provider networks, will design, and administer the program on behalf of ConnectiCare.
ConnectiCare’s program has the potential to significantly expand the use of advanced alternative payment models among healthcare providers in the state. Similar episodes and bundled payment programs in Connecticut, including the State of Connecticut’s "Providers of Distinction” program for state employees, retirees and Connecticut Partnership Plan members, are helping health plans and healthcare providers deepen their commitment to patient-centered, high-quality, affordable care. By bundling services and costs together into episodes, the focus turns to how care is delivered across the continuum, offering incentives to improve the overall health of patients and plan members.
On behalf of health plans like ConnectiCare, Signify Health delivers program support services, episode-based analytics and technology, and other meaningful resources to help providers improve coordination of care, identify care redesign opportunities, and propel recovery.
“ConnectiCare is bringing the “Episodes of Care” program to its provider network to increase the adoption of value-based care payment models. Value-based care models encourage a team approach to patient care where providers are incented to deliver comprehensive, coordinated care and health outcomes are measured. We believe this approach will improve both the health and patient experience of our members,” said Erik Johnson, Vice President, Network Strategy and Operation at ConnectiCare.
“We are excited to be partnering with ConnectiCare to launch these transformative value-based programs,” said Laurel Douty, Executive Vice President at Signify Health. “We have been impressed by ConnectiCare’s commitment to innovation, and relentless focus on improving the experience of plan members, providers, and the larger community. This program aligns incentives and quality along the entire continuum of care and gives participating care providers the support and tools to help their patients and their businesses thrive.”
ConnectiCare intends to launch their programs in 2022 and will begin engaging providers on their participation soon.
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. ConnectiCare has been dedicated to making Connecticut a healthier place to live and work since the company was founded in 1981. ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals, and those who are Medicare-eligible and leads the individual market in the state. ConnectiCare subsidiary, WellSpark Health, is a national wellbeing, disease prevention and management company. ConnectiCare is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit connecticare.com.
About Signify Health
Signify Health is a leading healthcare platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and nationwide healthcare provider networks to create and power value-based payment programs. Our mission is to transform how care is paid for and delivered so that people can enjoy more healthy, happy days at home. Our solutions support value-based payment programs by aligning financial incentives around outcomes, providing tools to health plans and healthcare organizations designed to assess and manage risk and identify actionable opportunities for improved patient outcomes, coordination and cost-savings. Through our platform, we coordinate what we believe is a holistic suite of clinical, social, and behavioral services to address an individual’s healthcare needs and prevent adverse events that drive excess cost, all while shifting services towards the home.
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