When you join our network, you gain access to a myriad of resources and benefits
Our network offers a framework to help you adapt to evolving payer models, including MACRA. We believe combining resources to achieve performance-based incentive targets helps protect the integrity and individuality of each of our affiliates.
Our Affiliated Network is not an exclusive arrangement. It’s a mutually beneficial partnership. There is no employee/employer relationship. Rather, you can continue to participate as an independent practice while leveraging UC San Diego Health resources, such as EMR and practice management software solutions, and marketing and co-branding.
UC San Diego Health has long been a leader in technology.
In order to support quality reporting and care management, especially as we enter into value-based payment arrangements with select payers, our affiliated practices must utilize a federally certified EMR with Health Information Exchange (HIE) capabilities.
We provide everyone in our network access to EPIC Link, a web-based platform that provides a seamless connection to UC San Diego Health’s EPIC. Use of EPIC Link helps improve health care delivery, enables integrated coordination of care for shared patients, and is the best way to improve quality and control costs.
Our network encourages and empowers healthcare providers to share knowledge, collaborate, and innovate. Affiliates have expanded access to medical specialists across the care continuum and may work with UC San Diego Health medical specialists to jointly develop specialty-specific quality measures and clinical protocols to improve patient care and population health.
We work with our affiliated practices to participate in HMO and PPO products with selected payers. In return, faculty and community physicians commit to developing clinical programs that improve access, quality, and efficiency.
The UC San Diego Health team also collaborates with select health plan partners to develop and launch new products. Our affiliated physicians play a key role in the network—targeting regional employers and committing to deliver value to their employees and dependents.
When you join as a network provider, you have the opportunity to leverage UC San Diego Health marketing and co-branding materials in your area. As a partner, you can take advantage of these benefits:
Leverage UC San Diego Health’s market expertise with service line development
Collaborate with UC San Diego Health faculty in your specialty
Develop professional biographies and headshots
Increase practitioner visibility to health care consumers through inclusion in UC San Diego Health’s award-winning provider profile website, Find A Provider
Successful co-branding brings value to both organizations by representing a more compelling benefits package to local patients than either brand could bring on its own.
Elective marketing campaigns allow your practice to:
Expand patient awareness of the Affiliated Network and its relationship with your organization
Support the successful delivery of the Affiliated Network programs in your community
Differentiate your organization from others offering specialty care in your geographic area
Promote your participation in a quality network
Increase your market share
For more information about the benefits of joining our network, contact us.
Population Health Initiatives
Committed to excellence in everything we do
The Affiliated Network’s clinical programs continue to evolve as we adopt and report quality measures. The FTC requires us to maintain mechanisms to monitor and control clinical services. These mechanisms are designed to reduce costs and ensure quality care is delivered. We develop and launch data-driven quality programs that seek to improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and prevention efforts.
The Network Performance Collaboratives develop and define 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.
The UC San Diego Health Affiliated Network is committed to patient satisfaction, and we take this aspect of care very seriously. Affiliated practices can leverage UC San Diego Health’s patient satisfaction survey tool to provide standardized outcomes data on patient satisfaction to payer partners that may request the data.
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 arises. We embrace data-driven process improvement, collecting, and disseminating information across our network to proactively manage the patients we serve. These components are critical to our success.
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