West Conshohocken, PA (June 12, 2019) – Tandigm Health, a population health services organization, today announced the expansion of its value-based care model to five market wide, physician led specialist groups in the Philadelphia region. Having proven the viability of value-based care among 420 primary care physicians, Tandigm will extend its model to more than 300 specialists, advancing its physician-centric solutions to 700 providers across multiple specialties.
Applying its coordinated, performance-based approach at specialty practices will further enable Tandigm to drive better patient outcomes and quality of care. Some of the most well-known independent specialist groups in the region are participating in the agreements, including Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Gastrointestinal Associates, MidLantic Urology, Premier Orthopedics and Vantage EyeCare.
“Philadelphia is a high-cost market and it’s well-positioned for a value-based model at the specialty level,” said Dr. Ken Goldblum, MD, FACP, chief medical officer, Tandigm Health. “Changes in the referral patterns of Tandigm’s primary care physician partners to high-quality, high-value specialists have made a meaningful impact on the flow of patients to specialty groups. Working collaboratively with leading specialty practices, we expect to accelerate the adoption of our patient centric model.”
Since its launch in 2014, Tandigm has worked together with primary care physicians to implement innovative coordinated care programs that have produced positive health outcomes while reducing utilization costs for more than 110,000 patients in the Philadelphia region. Through the expansion of its value-based model, Tandigm will extend its reach by collaborating directly with physicians from five of the market’s independent, physician led specialty groups to affect change across the care delivery process. The care provided by these specialists is across the five-county geography and not confined to any one Health System.
With a commitment to providing quality care, each specialty group brings strong, independent physician leadership and a collaborative culture to support value-based enhancements in patient care. Working closely together, Tandigm will utilize the expertise of each group to help improve the overall value of care provided in these specialty settings. Implementation of Tandigm’s model across all five specialty groups is expected to be completed in early 2020.
About Tandigm Health
Tandigm Health is dedicated to enhancing the ability of physicians to provide the finest possible care while lowering costs through a more coordinated, proactive model. By providing greater tools and resources to its physicians across multiple specialties, Tandigm enables doctors to provide coordinated, patient-centered care. To learn more about Tandigm’s approach to value-based health care, visit www.tandigmhealth.com.
About Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology
Since its founding 30 years ago, Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology (CMOH) has become a leading community-based oncology and hematology practice delivering care based on the nationally recognized patient-centered oncology care model developed by practice leader, John Sprandio, MD, FACP. Stressing personalized, high-quality coordinated cancer treatment, the practice provides patients access to the most advanced and innovative protocols and treatment strategies available today. Operating as three divisions with seven full-service locations throughout the greater Philadelphia area, CMOH’s twenty independent physicians and more than 100 staff members focus on providing a high-level of service to their patients and families, as well as to referring and co-managing physicians, as verified by patient satisfaction surveys, NCCN guideline audits, NCQA recognition, and most importantly, their performance in the nationwide Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Oncology Care Model Program. CMOH joined the US Oncology Network in 2018 and is actively pursuing the aggregation of like-minded independent oncologists and hematologists into a regional preferred value-based network of providers.
About Gastrointestinal Associates
Gastrointestinal Associates is a large Gastroenterology and Hepatology practice that for nearly 50 years has been providing high quality care to its patients living in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks counties. The practice is a regional GI leader and offers a full array of services, including expertise in liver disease, Crohn’s, Colitis and other intestinal inflammations, women’s GI disorders, esophageal motility, acid reflux testing, and advanced biliary and pancreatic endoscopic therapeutic treatments. It coordinates endoscopic, infusional and consultative services at its Chalfont and Abington locations, and it is one of the largest providers in the Delaware Valley of colonoscopic screening procedures for colon cancer, along with other digestive health preventive services for both high risk and normal risk individuals.
About MidLantic Urology
MidLantic Urology is one of the largest Urology Group practices in the country, comprised of over 70 physicians with 46 locations in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties as well as Philadelphia.
Our single specialty focus gives us both the most recognizable and skilled urologists while also empowering us with the clinical resources to continue to evolve with the most advanced treatments backed by clinical research. MidLantic Urology specialists provide state of the art technology to offer the highest quality personalized care to our patients.
About Premier Orthopaedics
Premier Orthopaedics, a regional musculoskeletal leader for more than two decades, is the largest orthopaedic practice in Delaware and Chester counties with 170 physicians, advanced practitioners, and therapists caring for patients in more than 30 physician offices, 16 therapy locations, 3 MRI facilities, and orthopaedic urgent care, as well as providing dedicated athletic trainers, team physicians, and medical support to nearly 30 local high schools and colleges. From arthroscopy and joint replacement to sports medicine, spinal care, and the management of rheumatologic disease, Premier provides its patients with the highest quality musculoskeletal care in the Philadelphia region. To learn more visit premierortho.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
About Vantage EyeCare
Since January 1, 2018, the most well-regarded practices in the region have come together as Vantage EyeCare, LLC – now the largest independent, physician-owned ophthalmology group in the country. Vantage EyeCare represents a collective commitment to the highest standards of care, despite the increasing complexities of delivery. By partnering with like-minded providers and organizations that seek to innovate and add value, Vantage EyeCare will remain patient-focused in the most purposeful and meaningful way possible.
Scott Breed, Tandigm Health