Three Connecticut physician groups have teamed up to share patient data, improve care quality and explore new payment models.
The groups—Connecticut Multispecialty Group, Rocky Hill; ProHealth Physicians, Farmington; and Women's Health Connecticut, Avon—include more than 450 physicians and 500,000 patients, according to a jointly issued news release
The organization will be structured as an independent practice association and will serve as "a vehicle through which its members will attempt to reach new contracting and payment arrangements with health plans, employers and others, including shared savings plans and accountable care organizations," the groups said in the release. Furthermore, the as-yet unnamed IPA is expected to bind members to "technology improvements, data sharing, care management systems and medical quality standards."
The goal, according to the member organizations, is to have the IPA up and running within a year to allow time for contracting, technology selection, and negotiations with health plans.