VillageMD Rapidly Expands its High-Value Primary Care Network in Georgia
VillageMD-Georgia partners with Internal Medicine of Griffin and other premiere practices to help improve care quality and cost
Chicago and Atlanta (July 24, 2018) – VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary care, announces that Internal Medicine of Griffin has joined its rapidly growing Georgia network along with 15 other premiere practices. VillageMD-Georgia helps providers deliver higher-value care using solutions and services that improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient and physician satisfaction, and lower the total cost of care, benefiting patients, providers and payers.
In addition to Internal Medicine of Griffin, providers are swiftly adopting VillageMD-Georgia’s proven clinical model of care, including: Buford Family Practice/Community Family Practice, Cumberland Women’s Health Center, Dr. B Abraham, MD, Elliot Royston, MD, Family Care of Hillandale, The Kaufmann Clinic, Lawrenceville Family Practice, Morrow Family Medicine, Southside Medical Care, Stone Mountain Family Practice, Walton Family Practice and William McGarity MD.
“What impressed us about VillageMD-Georgia is that they provide the technology, comprehensive tools and personalized resources to help us treat the whole patient both inside and out of the exam room, which is critical to improving outcomes and lowering costs over the long-term,” said Dr. Kabir Das, physician partner, Internal Medicine of Griffin. “Their deep expertise in value-based arrangements is also helping us seamlessly transition to a value-based reimbursement model, and this gives us an opportunity to earn rewards for delivering high-quality care.”
VillageMD’s proven high-value model of care has driven results across multiple markets and across all patient populations – commercial, Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid. Practices that have adopted VillageMD’s patient-centric approach have been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for high quality and high-performance metrics, such as the following: admissions and readmissions rates 20 to 45 percent lower than the community, Medicare costs 20 to 45 percent lower than the community, and commercial costs 15 to 20 percent lower than the community.
“VillageMD’s growth reflects primary care physicians’ desire for a better way to practice medicine—an evidence-based, preemptive approach to care that empowers both physicians and their patients,” said Clive Fields, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer, VillageMD and president, Village Family Practice, the network’s national flagship. “We are excited to bring Georgia physicians our proven clinical and economic model to help them deliver better, more affordable patient care on their own terms.”
VillageMD-Georgia physicians can now deliver faster, more convenient proactive care by utilizing the network’s new operating system, docOS™, a first-of-its-kind primary care-centered technology that offers real-time access to actionable patient insights inside and out of the exam room. docOS™ extracts and analyzes patient clinical, financial and payer data from EHR’s, practice management systems, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities as well as socio-economic data sources across the care continuum.
VillageMD provider partners also gain access to physician-based care coordination, and on-the-ground support resources to improve the quality and cost of care. VillageMD’s clinical care model also aids its physician partners in providing more personalized attention, education, and support to patients via integrated care teams of health coaches, diabetes educators, pharmacists, and resource coordinators to address patients’ medical, emotional and social needs.
The VillageMD network now includes more than 2,500 physicians across 7 markets, and is responsible for approximately 500,000 lives and $2.8 billion in health care spending.
VillageMD is a leading provider of healthcare for organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. The VillageMD solution provides the tools, technology, operations, and staffing support needed for physicians to drive the highest quality clinical results across a population. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower costs in the communities they serve.
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