SALT LAKE CITY–Health Choice Preferred, a division of IASIS Healthcare, and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah are announcing a new value-based care collaboration. Under the agreement, Health Choice Preferred will manage quality and cost of care for more than 10,000 Utah members enrolled in Regence’s fully insured PPO plans.
As part of the collaboration, Health Choice Preferred’s physicians will utilize a broad range of healthcare population management tools such as predictive analytics, chronic care and disease management programs, and community wellness initiatives to meet set performance benchmarks. Regence’s Utah members will benefit from having access to a more personalized, coordinated experience of care.
“We look forward to working with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah to further grow and implement our proven collaborative physician-patient relationships that better coordinate and enhance quality of care,” said Mike Uchrin, CEO for Health Choice. “Health Choice Preferred’s network of physicians and hospitals is excited and well positioned to offer services to Regence’s Utah members that are tailored to their unique health care needs with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes, quality and value.”
Health Choice Preferred is a physician-led and professionally managed accountable care organization with more than 2,000 physicians in Arizona and Utah serving more than 70,000 Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plan members. Regence Health Insurance Services has increasingly utilized accountable care arrangements to enhance member satisfaction and improve care quality measures in Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
“This new partnership with Health Choice Preferred reflects Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah’s ongoing commitment to creating innovative value-based care partnerships that prioritize our members’ experience of care, and that reward exceptional health care outcomes and savings,” said Plan President Jennifer Danielson. “We look forward to seeing the positive results of this collaboration.”
About Health Choice
Health Choice, a division of IASIS Healthcare, is a provider-owned, managed care organization and insurer delivering robust healthcare services with innovative medical management programs to its members through its health plans, integrated delivery systems and managed care solutions. Currently, Health Choice’s network includes more than 30,000 high-quality physicians and providers rendering healthcare services to more than 349,000 members in Arizona, Utah and Florida. As part of IASIS Healthcare’s strategy of engaging in population health management and coordinated care, Health Choice’s managed care personnel operate in collaboration with IASIS’ acute care hospitals and local physicians in certain markets to build innovative provider networks. These networks, operating under the Health Choice Preferred brand, allow physicians and hospitals to work closely to manage patient care and engage in innovative contracts with health insurers that reward providers for high-quality, cost-efficient performance. For more information, visit HealthChoiceArizona.com, HealthChoiceEssential.com, HealthChoiceGenerations.com, HealthChoiceUtah.com, and HealthChoicePreferred.com.
About IASIS Healthcare
IASIS Healthcare, located in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading provider and manager of high quality, high value healthcare services in urban and suburban markets. IASIS owns and operates 15 acute care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital and multiple other access points, including 132 physician clinics, multiple outpatient surgical units and imaging centers, and has investments in urgent care centers and on-site employer-based clinics. IASIS’ healthcare facilities offer a variety of access points for convenient patient care in numerous regions across the U.S., including: Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; five cities in Texas, including Houston and San Antonio; and West Monroe, Louisiana. In total, IASIS has more than 3,600 licensed beds and employs more than 13,000 dedicated professionals. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company’s web site at www.iasishealthcare.com.
About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, based in Salt Lake City, is the state’s first health insurer and now provides nearly 465,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers in Utah and nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.com, facebook.com/regenceutah, or twitter.com/regenceutah.
Some of the statements made in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding intent, belief or expectations with respect to IASIS Healthcare LLC (“IASIS”) and its subsidiaries and business lines, including its Health Choice managed care risk platform (“Health Choice”), including, but not limited to, future financial and operating results, plans, objectives, expectations and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements. These risk factors and uncertainties are more fully described in IASIS Healthcare LLC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2014, and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are reasonable, any of these assumptions could prove to be inaccurate, and, therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, you should not regard the inclusion of such information as a representation by IASIS, Health Choice or any other person that our objectives and plans will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
IASIS Healthcare Contact:
Cara Jackson, 615-467-1255
Vice President, Corporate Communications
IASIS Healthcare Investor Contact:
John Doyle, 615-467-1203
Chief Financial Officer
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Contact:
Lou Riepl, 801-333-5705
Strategic Communications Manager