VillageMD Expands into Georgia with Largest Independent Primary Care Provider Network in Metro Atlanta
VillageMD-Georgia Brings a New Primary Care Delivery Model of Care to Patients Across the State
Chicago and Atlanta (September 19, 2017) – VillageMD, a national primary care provider, in collaboration with Quality Care Providers, Inc. (QCPI), the largest independent primary care physician network in Georgia, has formed VillageMD-Georgia. This new organization will support providers across Georgia to deliver higher-value care using solutions and services that improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient and physician satisfaction, and lower the total cost of care.
VillageMD-Georgia continues VillageMD’s expansion into the Southeast, and contributes to the rapid growth of the VillageMD network of primary care physicians throughout the country. VillageMD now partners with over 2,000 primary care providers across six states, making it one of the largest primary care provider networks in the U.S.
“Our relationship with VillageMD marks a critical next step in helping our physician members enrich and expand their high-quality services to support the total patient across the continuum of care leading to better outcomes and lower costs,” said Michael J. Kinstler, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, QCPI. “VillageMD’s mix of technology, enhanced contracts and an advanced business model will also enable physicians to succeed under value-based care, and for the first time, access rewards for providing great patient care.”
VillageMD-Georgia will leverage VillageMD’s data analytics, physician-based care coordination, and on-the-ground support resources, all of which have demonstrated significantly greater clinical improvements at a lower total 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.
“We joined forces with QCPI because we share a common mission—to lead physicians into an era of primary care delivery that is more proactive, highly coordinated and complete,” said Tim Barry, chief executive officer, VillageMD. “We look forward to empowering QCPI’s network of foreword-thinking physicians so they are best equipped to improve the lives of all within communities across Atlanta.”
VillageMD’s high-value model of care is proven to drive 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 model has been shown to improve clinical outcomes and lower the total cost of care in chronic disease populations like diabetes. At VillageMD-affiliated practices, diabetes patients have a 93 percent medication adherence rate; hemoglobin A1c control is 63 percent higher, potentially preventable admissions rates are 36 percent lower, and the total cost of their care tracks more than 20 percent lower as compared to the community standard.
VillageMD is a leading national primary care provider supporting physicians moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. VillageMD delivers data analytics, a physician practice-based care coordination model, leading technology, and on-the-ground support resources to make improvements at the point of care, resulting in high quality clinical outcomes across all markets and all patient populations. VillageMD also provides access to value-based reimbursement contracts that reward physicians for delivering high quality, cost effective care. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower total medical costs in the communities they serve.
QCPI, located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1993. With over 1500 physician members, it is the largest independent network of primary care physicians in Georgia.
QCPI provides network management, quality programs, and analytics support to enable its physicians to deliver the highest quality and efficient medical care to their patients.