UC San Diego Health Physician Network is a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN). It’s a collection of individual physicians, practices, and hospitals that have come together to improve patient care and reduce overall health care costs.
When did it start?
In 2014 UC San Diego Health began formally integrating with community physicians and local hospitals -- collaborating on administrative functions, business and clinical initiatives to improve efficiencies and benefit patients.
Learn more about our partnerships.
Today, UC San Diego Health is aligned with Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, and more than 350 select community physicians and specialists from San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside Counties. These providers, plus UC San Diego Health's clinical faculty, which includes 100 primary care physicians, over 700 specialist physicians in 40 specialties, and hundreds of non-MD providers, are the foundation of our network.
Physician Network members collaborate on developing shared systems, infrastructure, care pathways, and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care to patients, employers and health plans.
Why did we create the network?
Partnering with local physicians expands the geographic footprint for UC San Diego Health and increases collaborative care throughout the network. This collaboration makes our network more attractive to payers and large employer organizations with which we can develop exclusive products.
What do we look for in network partners?
Affiliation makes sense with providers who embrace the idea of working with UC San Diego Health
to improve care coordination for their patients. Select practices that meet high standards for care, patient experience, and reporting on quality indicators and outcomes are considered for affiliation.
How is it led?
The Physician Network has dedicated leaders and staff, and its own advisory board, including community physicians and UC San Diego Health faculty.
Learn about our Physician Network leaders.
Why are individual practices and physicians affiliating into larger network organizations?
Networking with health care providers who are committed to high-quality health care can improve health care delivery. Patients, payers, and health care providers all benefit when the there is more coordination in patient care.
Changes in federal legislation have been adopted that shift how health care providers who see Medicare patients are paid. Networking helps practices respond to those changes.
Find out more on our page about MACRA.
Standards of Participation
Renowned providers working together
Our partners in the UC San Diego Health Physician Network collaborate with us to deliver the highest quality, coordinated care in the region.
Learn more about our standards.
Affiliated practices have gone through a rigorous assessment process to ensure they meet the high standards for patient care, patient satisfaction, and reporting capability on quality measures and patient outcomes.
UC San Diego Health Physician Network affiliates have agreed to:
- Actively participate in the Physician Network’s governance committees.
- Regularly attend Quality Committee meetings, and periodic specialty area subgroup meetings to review and develop quality measures and protocols.
- Continually monitor best practice care protocols and patient experience.
- Use a federal-certified EMR system and actively share population health information from their EMR to support care management across the Physician Network.
- Meet and comply with our data-sharing requirements and quality reporting initiatives.
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The Physician Network’s clinical programs continue to evolve over time as we adopt and report quality measures. The FTC establishes that clinical integration networks should include mechanisms to monitor and control utilization of clinical services. These mechanisms are designed to control costs and assure quality of care. We develop and launch data-driven quality programs that seek to improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and prevention efforts.
The Quality Committee develops and defines clinical programs to address the needs of specific populations we serve. These are designed to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer and other conditions. We support programs that focus on disease prevention and health promotion, such as cancer screening and immunization efforts, as well as programs that seek to reduce unnecessary utilization and reduce readmissions.
UC San Diego Health and our Physician Network affiliates are committed to patient satisfaction, and recognize that patient satisfaction is a critical measure of quality. Data on this important measure is also requested by payers. Partner practices can leverage UC San Diego Health’s patient satisfaction survey tool in order for the Physician Network to provide standardized outcomes data on patient satisfaction to payer partners.
We develop clinical pathways that define our standards of care, using evidence-based guidelines to inform treatment decisions. Protocols are shared across our network and updated as new evidence indicates better care processes. We embrace data-driven process improvement, collecting and disseminating information across our network to proactively manage populations of patients we serve. These network components are critical to the success of the network’s payer partnerships, including Shared Savings Plans.
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Key Contacts at UC San Diego Health Affiliated Network
Physician Network COO
Duncan Campbell, who has also served as chief operating officer of UC San Diego Health Medical Group since 2010, is a seasoned leader with more than a decade of financial and administrative experience in academic health systems. Campbell has been responsible for all financial and administration functions of the Medical Group, as well as directing the Managed Care Department.
He has developed physician affiliation strategies establishing new business models, overseeing the selection and implementation of revenue cycle systems and serving as a key member of the Board of Governors. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas Tech University, with concentrations in finance and economics and health organization management.
Parag Agnihotri, MD
CMO Population Health Services Organization
Parag Agnihotri, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of UC San Diego Health Population Health Services Organization. Dr. Agnihotri provides executive leadership and guidance in developing the clinical components of our population health strategy across our clinically integrated network (CIN) and our Medicare Shared Savings Plan ACO.
Dr. Agnihotri focuses on transforming our clinical delivery network to adapt and thrive under new payment models such as global risk, capitated or accountable care models.
A few of Dr. Agnihotri priorities include assessing our managed care infrastructure, bringing on population health analytics for our MSSP ACO and global risk contracts, and educating and training the faculty regarding how to adapt clinical practices under a global capitation environment and partner with us on our payer strategies. He also coordinates activities across UC Health as the five UC Health campuses work together to build scalable population health tools.
Dr. Agnihotri is a faculty member in the division of geriatrics, and his clinical work focuses on clinical care oversight of our skilled nursing facility partners and outpatient care in the geriatrics clinic.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Agnihotri served as the Medical Director of Population Health and Post-Acute Care for Sharp Rees-Stealy as well as the Chief Medical Officer for the Sharp Healthcare ACO. As a practicing geriatrician, he has published several articles on the management and outcomes of high-risk populations and is recognized as a national leader in the development of high-performing health systems, technology use, and population health management. Under his leadership, Sharp Rees-Stealy was been recognized as a “Top Performer” on HEDIS quality measures, designated “Elite Status” by the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), received high performance on the CAHPS survey, and was designated as a high performer from IHA on the Medicare Stars Program.
Before his time at Sharp, Dr. Agnihotri was the Medical Director of Care Management at Dignity Health’s Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, where he achieved many of the same outcomes and dramatically improved the group’s HCC scores for the Medicare Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF).
Dr. Agnihotri completed his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and served as chief resident for the Department of Medicine before becoming the Division Director of Geriatrics at Michael Reese Hospital.
CFO, UC San Diego Health Population Health Services Organization
Loc Le is the chief financial officer of UC San Diego Health Population Services Organization, providing guidance and analysis for the clinically integrated network and Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organization. He comes to UC San Diego Health from CalOptima and United Healthcare where he served in financial and actuarial analysis leadership roles for many years.
Mr. Le has proven expertise in revenue improvement, provider reimbursement, cost management, budgeting, contract modeling, process improvement and performance analysis. He has a deep understanding of public and private health insurance, product pricing, provider contracting, risk analysis and claims. Mr. Le earned an MBA at California State University, Fullerton, and completed his BA in economics from UC Irvine.
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