Wellcentive Adds Industry Veteran Tim Weldon to Leadership Team

20+ years of experience in population health and quality initiatives
will drive customer success and industry leadership in value-based care


Atlanta, GA — July 20, 2015Wellcentive, the leader in population health management for value-based care transformation, announced today that Tim Weldon has joined the company as Regional General Manager, leading market development, sales, customer and partner relationships for the eastern United States.

Weldon is an accomplished healthcare thought leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience transforming care and quality processes and driving finance and information technology (IT) strategies. On the hospital side, he has led the implementation and use of strategic solutions for a number of leading health systems, including Universal Health Services. Weldon has also applied his industry expertise as a consultant with Park City Solutions and Aspen Consulting (The Chartis Group), working in the areas of population health initiatives, quality management, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), strategic IT planning and business intelligence projects.

Weldon’s expertise and consultative approach focuses on building strong partnerships, which will ensure that Wellcentive’s solutions deliver the process, impact and outcomes that customers need to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.

“Wellcentive’s mission is to partner with customers to provide the optimal products and services to enable the transformation to value-based care,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Tim’s passion and expertise will be instrumental in supporting our customers’ needs in helping to scope, define and execute the strategies that transform their businesses and optimize their pursuit of improved quality and revenue.”

“Health systems and physician groups simply can’t survive in the new healthcare environment without strategies and solutions for managing the health of their populations,” commented Weldon. “That’s why I’m so excited to join the Wellcentive team. I’m confident that we can help our customers navigate the transition to value-based care successfully.”

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About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Awards Medical Scholarship to Military Veteran

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Anthony DeSantis receives Wellcentive’s
inaugural Medical Scholarship for Veterans


Atlanta, GA — June 29, 2015Wellcentive, the leader in population health management for value-based care transformation, announced today that it has awarded its inaugural Medical Schol­arship for Veterans to Anthony DeSantis, 31, of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. The scholarship gives $5,000 to a military veteran pursuing a career in medicine.

DeSantis served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His experiences helping civilians receive medical care in battle-torn areas instilled in him a desire to pursue a career in medicine.

“My time as a Marine showed me the fulfillment that comes from reaching out to those in distress and offering a calm and capable hand,” DeSantis said. “By becoming a physician, I hope to spend the rest of my life bringing comfort to as many people as possible.”

During his deployment to Fallujah, Iraq, DeSantis witnessed firsthand the good that skilled medical personnel could do for those in need. Watching as his platoon’s Navy Hospital Corpsmen rendered aid to local Iraqis and their children and seeing the impact that this service had on his unit’s relationship with the local population sparked DeSantis’ desire to become a doctor. His unit was deployed to Fallujah in 2007-2008 during a time of rebuilding, and many civilians were still suffering from the effects of years of war. With local medical facilities practically nonexistent, it fell to the American medics and corpsmen to treat the people of the city.

“Before my experiences as a Marine, I didn’t realize how much good a well-trained and dedicated healthcare provider could do for those around him or her,” DeSantis explained. “My platoon’s docs did more to win the hearts and minds of the people of Fallujah than the rest of us combined. When I saw what they were capable of, I knew that I wanted to do the same.”

“We are thrilled to award this scholarship to Anthony—someone who has served his country well and is passionate about contributing to the field of medicine,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive CEO. “Veterans have made great sacrifices to help others. Our hope is that this scholarship will help remove some financial obstacles and allow Anthony to dedicate his time to succeeding academically.”

DeSantis is a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine. Coincidently, he is a 2013-2014 Tillman Military Scholar selected from among 60 military veterans and spouses across the country to receive scholarship money from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Journalists: Download the digital photo and caption of Anthony DeSantis accepting Wellcentive’s inaugural Medical Scholarship for Veterans’ $5,000 check from Wellcentive Chief Product Officer and co-founder Mason Beard and Wellcentive CEO Tom Zajac.

About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Comments on Federal Government’s Value-based Care Roadmap following SGR Repeal

Position statement advocates QCDRs as an important pathway
to successfully transitioning to value-based care


Atlanta, GA — June 1, 2015 — Wellcentive, the industry leader in end-to-end population health management, has released a position statement on the importance of Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) as a pathway to success in the federal government’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the wake of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Modernization Act of 2015.

Wellcentive Chief Product Officer Mason Beard states: “For several years now, the federal government has been spearheading a gradual transition toward value-based care. In January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services changed its pace, releasing an aggressive timeline for the transition. Now, with the SGR repeal legislation, CMS has, for the first time, laid out a clear and distinct pathway for this important shift to value-based care.

“The days of treating value-based care programs as a novelty are over. Provider organizations cannot afford to dabble. Everyone is going to have to pick up the pace and transform their business model to one that embraces value. At Wellcentive, we believe that organizations can begin their value-based care journey by participating with a QCDR. A Qualified Clinical Data Registry is the effective pathway for full participation in CMS’ overall MIPS initiative.”

The SGR repeal legislation designated MIPS as the government’s official method for determining provider reimbursement rates. MIPS creates a composite performance score that informs a provider’s reimbursement based on four performance categories: quality, resource use, meaningful use of electronic health records and clinical practice improvement activities.

Qualified Clinical Data Registries will prove key to successfully reporting performance to CMS for MIPS purposes. QCDR represents the next generation of CMS’ quality reporting programs. It will consolidate quality and outcomes reporting for government programs, including:

  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for small physician groups
  • PQRS GPRO (Group Practice Reporting Option) and VBM (Value Based Modifier) for large physician groups
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations
  • Clinical quality measures for meaningful use

“Because of its streamlined ‘report once’ concept, we expect QCDR to grow rapidly,” Beard added. “Provider organizations will need QCDR solutions that help them not only consolidate their reporting but also give them tools for improving outcomes and proving value. As a comprehensively certified QCDR, Wellcentive delivers a complete solution that puts providers on the pathway to MIPS success and, ultimately, to managing all patients from all payers using a single population health management platform.”

QCDR reporting is just the latest advance in Wellcentive’s history of helping providers report on quality and performance to CMS. Chosen in 2007 to work with CMS to test registry submission, Wellcentive was a PQRI and PQRS pioneer. Likewise, the company updated and expanded its solution model when CMS introduced GPRO. Wellcentive supports both QCDR and registry reporting options.

About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit http://www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Customers Named Winners of Dorland Health Case in Point Platinum Awards

Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance honored for measurable outcomes in innovative population health programs

ATLANTA, Georgia – May 11, 2015 – Two Wellcentive customers, Blanchard Valley Health System and the Children’s Health Alliance, have been honored as winners in Dorland Health’s 6th Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Both organizations were recognized for implementing sustainable, value-based care strategies and population health programs using Wellcentive’s comprehensive solution and services. The Case in Point Platinum Awards honor organizations that best empower patients, improve adherence and wellness, manage quality care and contain healthcare costs.

Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, was named the co-winner in the Disease Management/Population Health Programs category. Blanchard teamed up with a major local employer to establish a patient-centered medical home initiative that serves more than 4,000 enrollees. Designed to improve quality of care and to encourage enrollees to better manage their health, the medical home is driving better management of high-risk and high-cost patients, including an increase in preventive care compliance and a drop in unnecessary ER utilization. Enabled by Wellcentive’s PHM solution, the medical home nurse care navigator program has driven a documented return of $2.44 for every dollar invested in the program.

Children’s Health Alliance (CHA), a not-for-profit association of more than 100 independent primary care pediatricians in Oregon and southwest Washington, was named the winner in the Pediatric Case Management category. In conjunction with the Children’s Health Foundation, CHA has pioneered a pediatric-focused, technology-driven population health management (PHM) approach. This effort represents a new frontier in an industry that lacks well-developed evidence-based protocols for pediatric care.

The CHA team has achieved significant results to date, including dramatic improvements in asthma care and proactive care management, driven by a unique model for stratifying pediatric patients by risk based on both clinical and social factors. CHA has also developed a broad range of pediatric-specific protocols and quality measures. The group is collaborating with Wellcentive to incorporate alerts, guidelines and measures into a comprehensive approach to value-based care that will help pediatric care teams manage the health of their patients accurately and efficiently.

“We congratulate Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance for their pioneering work to improve the quality and cost of care in their communities,” said Tom Zajac, CEO of Wellcentive. “These organizations are on the forefront of using technology and value-based care strategies to transform care delivery. We are honored to be a part of their efforts.”

The Case in Point Platinum Awards were presented May 7 at a luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland as part of Dorland Health’s 7th Annual Care Coordination Summit.

About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Wellcentive Named One of Three IT Companies to Embrace NCQA’s eMeasure Pilot Testing Program

eMeasure tests would streamline electronic health record reporting for quality measurement


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WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced today that three leading health care IT companies are participating in its electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) pilot testing program, eMeasure. All three companies work with electronic health record (EHR) data. The program will test the ability to access and report data generated by EHRs for quality measurement purposes.

The pilot program, which includes 10 measures from the Adult and Child core set in the Meaningful Use program, serves as a starting point for what will become NCQA’s full eMeasure Certification program. The eMeasure tests will validate measure-specific software code that extracts data from EHRs. The program is modeled on NCQA’s Measure CertificationSM program that similarly validates software code used to extract data, but from health insurance claims. In both cases, NCQA validates the code by generating test data sets for each measure.

NCQA’s goal is to validate any electronic quality measures reporting ability to calculate the Meaningful Use measures and ensure the reliability of providers’ eCQM data transferred to health plans for Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®) reporting. These tests will ensure that providers’ electronic health records data is accurately extracted and sent to be integrated into the data sets most often used to evaluate health care quality, HEDIS and Medicare Stars. IT companies, health plans, registries and providers that use certified software code are rewarded with reduced HEDIS audit requirements.

The three companies participating in the pilot program are:

  • Wellcentive, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
  • SpectraMedix SpectraMD USA, Inc., East Windsor, NJ
  • eClinicalWorks, LLC, Westborough, MA

For more information on the eMeasure Certification program, contact the NCQA Measure Validation Director, Anne Smith at 202-955-5154.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of NCQA.
NCQA Measure CertificationSM is a service mark of NCQA. All rights reserved.

Contacts

National Committee for Quality Assurance
Andy Reynolds, 202-955-3518
reynolds@ncqa.org
or
Matt Brock, 202-955-1739
brock@ncqa.org

EvergreenHealth Partners Taps Wellcentive to Strengthen Ability to Coordinate Care with Patients

Atlanta, GA. April 8, 2015 —EvergreenHealth Partners announced today that it has signed an agreement with Wellcentive to empower the region’s first clinically integrated network of 500 employed and affiliated physicians to expand the way they provide coordinated care to more than 400,000 residents.

Wellcentive transforms providers’ operations to improve quality and efficiency of the care delivered by helping manage different at-risk patient populations needing enhanced and coordinated access to care.

Wellcentive will provide primary care and specialty physicians within EvergreenHealth Partners better-managed patient information, giving them access to a wealth of patient data including lab work and test results, while helping manage appointment schedules and patient follow-up visits.

“We know that the need to coordinate care does not end as the patient leaves a provider’s office or our hospital,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “The talented providers behind EvergreenHealth Partners, along with their staff, have long been dedicated to providing that continuity, and the addition of Wellcentive’s industry leading solution will be a powerful tool to extend the reach of our care.”

Wellcentive also allows EvergreenHealth Partners to better identify high-risk patients by screening patients based on selected risk profiles, then focusing and customizing individual care management resources. Data analytics are available across several measures, including readmissions and chronic care management, to help the organization in its efforts to provide the highest quality care to its patients.

“The transformation from fee-for-service to value-based payments is happening quickly,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “The aggressive timelines of federal, regional and commercial payer initiatives is driving that change. We are pleased to partner with EvergreenHealth’s progressive leadership and deliver the software and services they need for successful navigation of this transition.”

EvergreenHealth Partners is an independent clinically integrated network of physicians affiliated with EvergreenHealth. It selected Wellcentive after a comprehensive review of potential vendors.

For more information visit www.evergreenhealth.com and www.wellcentive.com

About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth, a public hospital district and community-based health care organization established in 1972, offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence within more than 80 specialties, including cardiac, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, a neuroscience institute, women’s and children’s services, hospice care, pulmonary care, a sleep disorders center and home care services.  EvergreenHealth serves more than 400,000 residents in its primary service area of northern King and southern Snohomish counties with EvergreenHealth Primary Care, a network of primary and urgent care practices, and its main hospital campus in Kirkland, Wash. EvergreenHealth also provides emergency care at two sites: its main hospital campus and the EvergreenHealth Redmond Medical Center.  In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline, a 24/7 nurse consultation service.

 About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Pioneer in Pediatric Population Health Management Shares Best Practice Approaches to Improving Outcomes at HIMSS15

WHAT:
Children’s Health Alliance (CHA), an award-winning pioneer in pediatric population health management (PHM), will share how it is operationalizing its innovative, community-wide solution for improving pediatric outcomes using Wellcentive’s technology at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15) in Chicago. Demonstrations of CHA’s solution for population health management are available at the Wellcentive booth 8739.

PRESENTATON TIME/PLACE:
Monday, April 13, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT, Room W196C, McCormick Place, Chicago.

TOPIC:
CHA’s Deborah Rumsey, executive director, and Julie Harris, director of quality programs, will outline the pediatric group’s quality improvement journey in a presentation titled Pediatricians Pioneer Population Healthcare Approaches. Topics include:

  • Drivers for physician-led, office-based care management
  • Program design for a community-wide population health solution
  • Demonstrating value to physicians, families and other community stakeholders
  • Methodologies for assessing the level of support patients need from their care team
  • Operationalizing a technology-driven, community-wide population health solution

CHA will share the specific, measurable results of its efforts, as well as how technology is bringing its quality program to life—activating data to provide insights, enable workflows and enhance management of high-risk populations.

WHY:
Few topics are more important for providers today than implementing programs and solutions to accelerate the transformation necessary to prosper in the new world of value-based care. CHA’s perspective on this topic is of particular interest since robust systems and models for population health management have not been standardized in pediatrics. Much of the effort nationwide in developing those models and methods has focused on adult populations and fails to take into account the unique developmental needs of children and their families.

INTERVIEW OPPTYS:
Julie Harris, Director of Quality Programs, and Deborah Rumsey, Executive Director, Children’s Health Alliance and Children’s Health Foundation. Interviews can be arranged post HIMSS15.

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Wellcentive Sponsors CMS Informational Webinar on Value-Based Payment Modifier and PQRS 2015 Policies

ATLANTA, Georgia – March 30, 2015

WHAT:
Daniel Green, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., medical officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), presents a complementary webinar titled “Maximize Your Efforts” that answers questions about 2015 policies for the Value-Based Payment Modifier and the Physician Quality Report System used to calculate differential payments for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The free webinar is sponsored by Wellcentive, the industry leader in end-to-end population health management solutions and services.

Dr. Green will answer questions concerning:

  • What is the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM)
  • Who can elect to report as a group practice reporting option (GPRO)
  • How is VBM determined by PQRS participation
  • How can PQRS and VBM reporting drive improvements in the cost and quality of care

TIME/PLACE/REGISTRATION:
The webcast is Thursday, April 2, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT. Registration is available here.

 WHY: 
CMS is accelerating its timeline transitioning Medicare to a value-based reimbursement model. Providers need a clear understanding of participation criteria, how to receive maximum compensation by reporting the right quality and cost data, and other fundamentals of this new payment structure. They furthermore need direction on how value-based care affects current reporting initiatives, what will change and what will stay the same.

WHO:
Dr. Green of CMS’ Quality Measurement & Health Assessment Group has been involved with the PQRS and eRx initiatives since they began and today he leads both the registry and reporting for these programs. Prior to CMS, as a private practitioner he helped develop two separate electronic medical record systems.  
Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Two Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awardees Use Technology to Manage Population Health and Value-based Reimbursement

Children’s Health Alliance and Blanchard Valley Health System improve population health outcomes and lower costs with the help of Wellcentive

 ATLANTA, Georgia—March 24, 2015—Two Wellcentive clients, the Children’s Health Alliance and Blanchard Valley Health System, have been honored as winners of the annual Healthcare Informatics (HCI) Innovator Awards. Both organizations earned recognition for implementing value-based care strategies and proactively managing the health of their patient populations, using Wellcentive’s comprehensive technology and service solutions. The HCI Innovator Awards Program recognizes healthcare leadership teams who have effectively employed information technology to make a difference in their organizations and in the industry at large.

Children’s Health Alliance (CHA)—a not-for-profit association of more than 100 independent primary care pediatricians in Oregon and southwest Washington—was named the co-second place winning team. CHA has pioneered a pediatric-focused population health management (PHM) approach, representing a new frontier in an industry that lacks well-developed evidence-based protocols for pediatric care. The CHA team has achieved significant results to date, including dramatic improvements in asthma care and proactive care management, driven by a unique model for stratifying pediatric patients by risk based on both clinical and social factors.

CHA has also developed a broad range of pediatric-specific protocols and quality measures. The group is collaborating with Wellcentive to incorporate alerts, guidelines and measures into a comprehensive approach to value based care that will help pediatric care teams manage the health of their patients accurately and efficiently.

HCI recognized Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, as an award semifinalist for teaming up with a large manufacturer to tackle the healthcare value challenge. Blanchard and the local employer established a patient-centered medical home initiative—enabled by Wellcentive’s PHM solution—to get more value from providers and to encourage employees to better manage their health. Serving more than 4,000 employees, the medical home is driving better management of high-risk and high-cost patients, including an increase in preventive care compliance and a drop in unnecessary ER utilization ─ driving a documented return of $2.44 for every dollar invested in the program.

“Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance are two excellent examples of provider organizations transforming the process of healthcare in this country, driving measurable improvement in the quality, cost and proactive management of health for their customers,” said Tom Zajac, CEO of Wellcentive. “We congratulate them on this recognition and are honored to support their groundbreaking achievements.”

Leaders of these teams, along with the other award winners, will be recognized at the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards and Leading Edge Awards Reception to be held 6:30 to 10 p.m. Central April 13 in Chicago at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) Conference.

About Wellcentive
Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

The Physician Alliance Expands Rollout of Wellcentive Solution to Improve Quality, Earn Value Based Care Incentives from Payers

Technology-enabled population health management maximized physician group’s pay-for-performance reimbursement

ATLANTA, Georgia—March 23, 2015—To enable its physicians to participate successfully in quality programs and risk-based contracts, The Physician Alliance, a group of more than 2,100 primary care and specialty physicians in southeast Michigan, has expanded its partnership with Wellcentive, the industry leader in end-to-end population health management solutions. Under the new agreement, The Physician Alliance will increase the number of physicians using the Wellcentive solution, roll out care management technology to empower care teams and adopt the company’s services for managing data quality.

Expanded use of Wellcentive’s population health management solution is a critical component of The Physician Alliance’s strategy for managing risk as the healthcare industry transitions to a value-based care delivery model. The physician organization has already experienced success using the Wellcentive solution to participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP). The group’s physicians received the maximum pay-for-performance reimbursement under the program in both 2013 and 2014.

“We formed our organization with the express intent of creating a high-performing network of physicians who could work together to transform the care delivery model and participate more easily in value-based contracts with payers,” said Michael Madden, CEO and president of The Physician Alliance. “Wellcentive has already proven its value in helping us achieve value-based reimbursement. We are confident that we have the technology foundation in place to manage an increasing number of payer-led initiatives.”

“Our enhanced partnership with The Physician Alliance will empower physicians and staff to serve their patient population more efficiently and effectively,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Over the past few years, we have worked with the physician organization to optimize pay-for-performance success. We are honored to continue supporting them in managing an increasingly complex array of value-based contracts and to prepare for the rapid shift where physicians take on significant risk.”

Wellcentive’s platform enables healthcare organizations to aggregate data from all modalities of care, standardize best practices for managing care and continuously improve clinical and financial outcomes. Wellcentive’s care management solution, which The Physician Alliance will now incorporate into its existing Wellcentive solution suite, will help physician practices manage complex cases, support transitions of care, and empower nurses and providers with insights and workflow to drive optimal population health.

The new agreement also includes Wellcentive’s services for monitoring and improving data quality. Critical to accurately directing care processes, Wellcentive will monitor the physician group’s data to structure and ensure a complete longitudinal view of information that is consistent, accurate and actionable for physicians.

About The Physician Alliance
The Physician Alliance, LLC (TPA) is one of the largest physician organizations in Michigan. TPA works to establish a high performing network of physicians committed to evolving the care model strategy while remaining consistent with the principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home. Serving more than 2,100 physicians, TPA supports members through contracting and collaboration with third party payers, educational services, networking opportunities, discount product programs, public advocacy and collaboration with other stakeholders in Michigan healthcare. Membership is open to any board certified or board eligible physician with hospital staff privileges at an accredited acute care hospital. For more information and to join TPA, please visit www.thephysicianalliance.org or call (586) 498.3555.

About Wellcentive
Built from the ground up to help customers improve clinical, financial and human outcomes, Wellcentive’s population health management technology is cloud-based, scalable, and customized to meet the needs of providers, health organizations and payers. Wellcentive’s technology, insight and services help care teams measure and report performance and implement actionable workflow to drive value-based reimbursement and the transition from volume to value. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports recently released by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. Wellcentive aggregates data from more than 3,000 interfaces, and its solutions improve outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.