Care Management Insights

Care Management in value-based health care   Value-based models of care are intended to deliver better health outcomes than traditional fee-for-service models, and at a lower cost. Effective care management plays a critical role in delivering on those results. But how is this service different from what providers have been offering all along?     […]

Network News

An update about what is happening within UCHealth Integrated Network: New members and general information Cigna CAC IT updates Network administration staff updates If you have news or announcements to share with network colleagues, please send to PopulationHealth@uchealth.org and include Provider Insider News in the subject line.     New members and general information The […]

Leadership Message

We have come a long way in our two years as a clinically integrated network and experienced change time and again. But those changes have been an impetus for growth and opportunity, and have yielded a multitude of accomplishments. Together, we have built a network that is committed to results and includes: More than 3,000 […]

Network News

An update about what is happening within UCHealth Integrated Network: Welcome new members Anthem EPHC MSSP 2019 Engagement Summit Network administration staff updates If you have news or announcements to share with network colleagues, please send to PopulationHealth@uchealth.org and include Provider Insider News in the subject line.   Welcome new members. We are pleased to […]

Network Development

UCHealth Integrated Network continues to mature in its developmental path, and has demonstrated success in its first two commercial ACO programs. But that hasn’t stopped our network engagement team from continuing to meet with practices and affiliated leadership teams on a regular basis.   “These meetings have helped identify care opportunities with the populations we […]

Pharmacy Integration Insights

Currently, there are seven U.S. FDA-approved statins on the market and available for use: atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin. While the medical community is certain statins significantly reduce the risk of vascular events and cardiovascular mortality in high-risk patients, the choice of which statin to use in a specific patient is not […]

Clinical Transformation Insights

Diabetes is a disease and left untreated can lead to serious complications. Proper diabetes management includes controlled blood glucose to thus reduce complications and prolong life. Not surprisingly, all of UCHealth Integrated Network’s value-based contracts include at least one quality metric associated with diabetes.   The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is an independent […]

Network News

Welcome new members Engagement Summit Shared savings update     Welcome new members. UCHealth Integrated Network is composed of primary care and specialty practices from Pueblo to Steamboat Springs and includes UCHealth Medical Group, CU Medicine, Associates in Family Medicine and several independent practices. These entities represent more than 3,000 providers and 150,000 attributed lives. […]

Payer’s Perspective

Sixty-five. The magic number. The birthday that delivers a golden ticket… Medicare.   Unfortunately, many new beneficiaries find themselves lost when they qualify for the program. There are a multitude of coverage options and they do not know where to go, what questions to ask or where to find the answers.   To help primary […]

Pharmacy Integration Insights

Statins are among the most effective medications in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. Overwhelming data from the past 20-30 years has proven statin therapy can reduce risk of vascular events and cardiovascular mortality in high-risk patients, particularly those with CV risk factors, existing vascular disease or diabetes.   Given the known and clear benefit of […]