A Hasbrouck Heights physician group is the latest to enter into a partnership with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey aimed at providing integrated patient care to improve quality and control costs.JerseyCare IPA, a subsidiary of Osler Health IPA, a primary care, physician-owned and -managed health network, has contracted with Horizon to provide a new model of integrated care to Horizon members beginning Oct. 1 in northern New Jersey.
JerseyCare said it is a “next generation” physician network designed to provide superior quality care and services at substantially lower cost by working as a coordinated team, empowered by Osler’s proprietary technology, MDclick.
Physicians and other providers in the Osler network use MDclick’s communication, analytics and support services to improve and maintain patient health and quality of life. Osler said it improves outcomes while spending more than a third less than a traditional practice, while patients benefit from lower out-of-pocket costs.
“We at Osler Health view our partnership with Horizon as the promise of a new standard of health care delivery that represents a major step forward for the health and financial benefit of our patients,” said Dr. Thomas S. Bellavia, Osler chief executive.
He said, “Our proprietary technology and techniques are specifically designed to enable and compensate physicians to make and keep people well, not only for treating them when they are not.”
“We look forward to collaborating with Osler Health to help deliver more coordinated care to drive improved health outcomes and a better patient experience for our members,” said Jim Albano, vice president of network management and Horizon Healthcare Innovations.
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