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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut (Anthem) and Community Medical Group (CMG), a physician-led independent practice association based in New Haven, today announced an agreement to provide expanded services to their shared patient population. CMG will build upon its existing capabilities and receive additional physician enablement tools from a separate Anthem company providing services directly to CMG to support CMG’s efforts in the Anthem value based program.
“Combined, CMG’s continued participation in Anthem’s value-based care program and these new services will optimize our ability to improve patient health and reduce the cost of care,” said Joseph Quaranta, M.D. President of CMG. “This agreement means unsurpassed care for patients treated by our independent physicians as we continue to deliver the right care at the right place at the right time.”
Physician enablement services involves the delivery of payor-agnostic tools and processes to help doctors close care gaps, utilize best practices for disease management and reach out to patients who are overdue for immunizations or prescription refills.
This separate enablement services agreement comes as CMG enters its fourth year of participation in Anthem’s value-based care program, called Enhanced Personal Health Care, that’s aimed at strengthening the relationship between physicians and patients by allowing them to meet each patient’s unique needs. Doctors who participate in Enhanced Personal Health Care work with Anthem to use data-driven insights to better promote the health of their patients, from identifying and managing high-risk patients to proactively reaching out to patients who have not received recommended preventative care.
“Increasingly, members expect their providers to take a highly personalized approach in caring for them, serving as true partners who can help them achieve their health goals efficiently, conveniently and effectively,” said Jill Hummel, president and general manager, Anthem in Connecticut. “Anthem is committed to sharing insights and empowering doctors to do just that.”
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/askanthem, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/askanthem, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/askanthem.
About Community Medical Group
Community Medical Group, Inc. (CMG) is a 950+ physician member Independent Physician Association (IPA) headquartered in downtown New Haven, CT. We currently have over 400 primary care and 500 specialist physician members. Our physicians practice throughout the Greater New Haven, , Fairfield County, Middlesex County and New London County areas with offices located in over 36 cities and towns. CMG is governed by a Board of Directors made up of member physicians from our community-based independent practices. CMG is dedicated to improving the quality of care that we deliver to our patients using evidence-based best practice standards applied through our clinical integration programs. The Group is committed to providing support to independent community-based practices and helping them thrive and prosper. For more information visit communitymedgroup.org.
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