Advantages of Affiliation

Understanding the Benefits of Partnership

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Assistance Navigating the New Era of Health Care

Our network offers a framework for successfully adapting to evolving payer models, including MACRA. We believe that combining resources to achieve performance-based incentive targets helps protect the integrity and individuality of each of our affiliates, too.

Continued Independence

Our physician network is not an exclusive arrangement. There is no employee/employer relationship. 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

Technology Enablement

Network-affiliated practices can take advantage of UC San Diego Health’s Community Connect offering, providing our Epic EMR and practice management software directly to your practice. Learn more about our technology offering.


Our network encourages and empowers health care 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.

Joint Payer Contracting

UC San Diego Health works with the
 affiliated practices to participate together in
 HMO and PPO products with selected payers. In return, faculty and community physicians commits to developing clinical programs that improve access, quality and efficiency.

Payer Partnerships

UC San Diego Health works with select health plan partners to develop new products and launch them in the market with our affiliated physicians as key providers in the network—targeting regional employers, and committing to deliver value to their employees and dependents

For more information about the benefits of partnering please contact us