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Nashville-area Providers to Launch New Clinically Integrated Network to Improve Patient Outcomes

·3 min read

Almost 250 local providers unveil plans to partner together to increase care coordination and to drive cost efficiencies for the region

Today, a group of local physicians announced they will launch Synergy Clinically Integrated Network LLC (Synergy CIN), a new network of providers serving the greater Nashville region beginning in October. The new affiliation is being created to improve patient health outcomes through enhanced care coordination between providers.

Synergy CIN, which is managed by CareAllies, will support local providers as they move into alternative payment models, such as pay-for-quality or shared savings. By helping manage the complexities of contracting, billing and reporting, Synergy CIN is setting up providers for long- term success by enabling providers to select which health plans they will participate in, while still accessing resources to improve patient outcomes.

The new CIN will also support providers with:

  • Embedded care teams that will include nurses and pharmacists to ensure enhanced care coordination for patients

  • An expanded network of providers, including specialists, to ensure high-quality outcomes

  • A team to support administrative and management needs so providers can focus on clinical health outcomes for patients

"The Nashville region has historically had outstanding providers who offer patients wonderful care and with the addition of this CIN to the area we are only enhancing that care," said Dr. Randy Fullerton, sole independent provider (HMN IPA) and Synergy CIN board chairman. "Providers that are part of the network will now have a new, robust team of providers who can support care needs for more patients. In addition, by aligning as a CIN, we can share resources, knowledge and learnings that will ultimately support savings for the patients."

Once the network launches in October, patients will receive extensively tailored care plans through a comprehensive network of providers who will collaborate to improve health outcomes. Patients will have access to a robust team of providers, including primary care and access to specialists. By ensuring that all providers have access to data and information about the nuances of their patient’s health status, they can provide a cohesive treatment plan, which will result in better health outcomes at a lower cost.

Synergy CIN is currently negotiating contracts with health plans and will provide a list of participating plans and providers in the fall. Providers interested in participating in the CIN should contact Lee Piper at Lee.Piper@careallies.com or (615) 401-4556.

About Synergy Clinically Integrated Network

Synergy Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), is a Nashville-region physician-driven organization that prides itself on its engaged physicians and unique model that encourages physicians to work together to improve overall patient care. This is achieved through evidence-based medicine, sharing of best practices, data sharing and peer evaluation. Additionally, Synergy CIN’s providers communicate to ensure that a team of connected providers have a full picture of the patient’s health. Synergy CIN is operated by CareAllies and emphasizes preventive care, data sharing, and population health management.

About CareAllies

Ranked the number one value-based care solution for physician organizations from 2018-2021 by Black Book Market Research, CareAllies works closely with physician entities and payers to accelerate the transition to value-based care models and help providers to manage the long-term health of their patients across multiple payers. CareAllies, a Cigna company, has more than 20 years of experience in delivering innovative value-based solutions driven by provider collaboration. CareAllies’ provider engagement capabilities, clinical model, governance support, and analytics and reporting that leverage population health data are just a few of the ways CareAllies works together to optimize patient care and the connections between providers, patients and payers. The CareAllies team works side-by-side with providers around the country to improve health and affordability while enhancing the provider and patient experience, making health care better for everyone. To learn more about CareAllies, including links to follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn or YouTube, visit www.careallies.com.

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