Exploring your practice’s health insurance options for 2014?

healthcare optionsWondering what to do about your medical practice’s health insurance for the new year? Confused about what to look for and how to get the coverage you need for your team? Exploring healthcare choices for the new year for your medical office staff and need some expert insights?

Cornerstone Alliance is here to help.

We want to share an exciting idea for our members that could be a valuable opportunity and to gauge your interest in pursuing it. And there’s more! We’re here to provide information you can use from an expert who can help you understand your options.

New for Cornerstone PHO members

As you know, Cornerstone PHO is contracted with HealthSpan, an experienced healthcare company affiliated with Catholic Health Partners, which is now offering insurance plans in the greater Lima area. These insurance plans feature Cornerstone health providers in a focused, high-value provider panel.

Cornerstone and HealthSpan are evaluating offering an association plan exclusively for members of the Cornerstone PHO, effective July 1, 2014. This large group program could be open to you, your staff and their families.  If this association plan is of interest to you, please fax this letter to Cornerstone by January 15th.  

Exploring your health insurance options?

Consider HealthSpan. You’ll find exceptional benefits at some of the most competitive prices in the area for individuals and groups, both on and off the Federal marketplace. Cornerstone PHO contracted providers serve as the network for HealthSpan’s HMO plans. You can rely on Cornerstone to work hard to represent our Member practices to provide and arrange the services that you need. You can get more details on this HealthSpan offering from your broker or the HealthSpan representatives at the meeting on  December 30.th 

Learn more about HealthSpan healthcare options

You’re invited to an informational meeting at the Auxiliary Conference Center at St. Rita’s Medical Center on December 30, 2013, from 2pm to 4pm to meet with HealthSpan representatives. Plan to attend for:

  • An introduction to HealthSpan, Inc.
  • A review of HealthSpan plans for individuals and small groups
  • What to expect when seeing HealthSpan members
  • What to expect when seeing employees of St. Rita’s Regional Medical Center and Catholic Health Partners
    We hope to see you there!

Healthcare options

Navigating healthcare as a medical provider can be overwhelming. Cornerstone Alliance serves Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby and Van Wert counties in Ohio. Please contact us if we can be of service to you!

Healthcare Transformation and Value-Based Care

Harold Bischoff Healthcare Transformation Value-Added Care

From the desk of Harold Bischoff:

For each of us and all of us in the industry, healthcare transformation is top of mind and priority on our list. The goal: The delivery of value-based care. During the first week of November I had the pleasure to attend the Leadership Development Institute held by Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Mason, OH.  At the session I got to hear presentations by the top leaders of CHP on how they are restructuring all the hospitals and organizations composing the entity.  The goals for CHP are to:

  • Develop clinically integrated networks in all markets served by the organization and to re-design the care delivery process;
  • Change the payment model from being paid for the volume of services to being paid for quality/outcomes/total costs;
  • Re-structure and align how support services within CHP, such as IT, legal services, HR, etc., are provided and attain cost efficiencies.

The message of the meeting was that we—whatever our role in the delivery process—have been called to transform with confidence, competence, and servant-hearts.  Over the next year each CHP employee will be able to make a promise to make lives better, to promise to be of service and to promise to make healthcare easier.

One week later I attended The Advisory Board Company’s  National Meeting in Washington, DC.  Over the course of two days I got to hear up-to-the-minute research on what leading-edge health delivery organizations are dealing with in healthcare transformation and doing to restructure their delivery systems.

These experiences have flooded my mind with all the changes that are happening in healthcare delivery and the financing of care.  While many believe that the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (the Health Reform Act) was the motivation for all the changes happening, I know that PPACA doesn’t deal directly with healthcare costs.  Many leaders within healthcare organizations have concluded that our society simply cannot afford to deliver healthcare in the manner that we have.  True leaders are attempting to change their delivery processes in order to ensure that they can continue to serve their communities.

Cornerstone Alliance Lima OHSt Ritas Medical Center Lima OHCornerstone Alliance, Inc. is working closely with St. Rita’s Medical Center in the structuring of a clinically integrated network to deliver value-based care.  Since I have been working on this effort since early 2007, I welcome the changes that are afoot within CHP and St. Rita’s and believe that our Cornerstone Member Physicians and Providers will benefit, as well as the population at large in the Lima community from this effort.

Stay with us in this adventure called healthcare transformation as we seek the best ways to deliver value-based care for the good of our people and our community.  I look forward to the journey ahead.

Harold L. Bischoff, FACHE
Executive Director
Cornerstone Alliance, Inc.