Collaboration with Cardiologists

Collaborating with Cardiologists: Case Study

Thumbnail image of case study chartIndependent Health’s success with helping physicians coordinate care means that our members get better care. We have long believed that partnering with providers to establish and implement value-based care and reimbursement models is the most effective way to achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

In 2012, Independent Health invited a select group of six forward-thinking cardiology groups to participate in a multi-year effort to decrease variation in cardiology services and move toward consistency in adhering to evidence-based medicine. This collaboration resulted in:

  • A reduction of cardiology costs from double-digit increases to a 3.5 percent decrease over a two-year period.
  • Less variation of care and closer adherence to evidence-based medicine
  • Improved patient satisfaction

Read more about this collaboration.