Wellcentive Solution to Support Clinically Integrated Network in Kansas

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Company to support Physician Alliance of Kansas (PAK) and Specialty Independent Practice Association of Kansas (SIPAK) clinically integrated network and the PAK application to become CMS Shared-Savings ACO

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We conducted an aggressive search, but we didn’t find another firm that had Wellcentive’s capability to transcend and activate data from so many different sources.

Wellcentive, an Atlanta-based provider of innovative Population Health Management and Data Analytics solutions, today announced that it has been retained by Specialty Independent Practice Association of Kansas (SIPAK) to facilitate clinical integration, manage pay-for-performance programs and support the Physician Alliance of Kansas (PAK), a clinically integrated network (CIN) with primary care physicians. PAK has filed its notice of intent to apply to become a CMS Shared-Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in 2014.

PAK is a 231-physician CIN jointly owned and operated by Primary Care Physicians and SIPAK based in Wichita, Kansas. The CIN will employ Wellcentive-powered data analytics and reporting to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of its services to patients and to support new contracts with payers as well as the CMS Shared-Savings ACO program. Wellcentive was selected after an extensive review of competing organizations due to its unique ability to integrate and aggregate data from a large number of disparate systems.

“The shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance is undeniable and growing in momentum,” said Adam Flynn, MD, who serves as chairman of the organization’s IT Committee. “We conducted an aggressive search, but we didn’t find another firm that had Wellcentive’s capability to transcend and activate data from so many different sources.”

Under the terms of the agreement, SIPAK purchased a Wellcentive Solution that includes Data Analytics and Outcomes Manager for both the CIN primary care and specialty care physicians.

“The market demands a new delivery approach, one where information and knowledge are at the core of driving enduring improvements,” said Terry Boch, Wellcentive’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “PAK/SIPAK are forward- thinking organizations committed to realizing that potential. We are excited to be working with them.”
PAK/SIPAK is Wellcentive’s first client in Kansas, one that extends the company’s growing national footprint.

“We have seen a growing understanding and acceptance of our products among visionary organizations, said Paul D. Taylor, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer and Wellcentive co-founder. “We are very well positioned to help them become highly performing organizations by unlocking the actionable information that empowers market-leading care delivery.”

About Wellcentive

Since 2005, Wellcentive has delivered physician-facing, population health management and data analytics solutions that help clients improve both clinical and financial outcomes. Wellcentive's cloud-based, scalable, customizable Advance™ solution enables Responsible Population Health Management with industry-leading point of care tools, care gap analysis, automated patient outreach, outcomes reporting, predictive modeling and risk assessment, care management and coordination, and cost and utilization analysis. Wellcentive’s proprietary interfacing platform aggregates and normalizes clinical and administrative data from disparate sources, including EMRs, local and national labs, e-Rx, PMS, health systems, payers, HIEs, and data warehouses. Wellcentive transforms this actionable data into meaningful information that enables preventive care, evidence-based chronic disease management, clinical integration, and participation in performance-based and risk-based reimbursement programs, including Pay-for-Performance, PCMH, PQRS, and Accountable Care.

Thousands of providers and their organizations use Wellcentive solutions to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care for many millions of patients. Wellcentive’s leading-edge interfacing platform has more than 1,700 live interfaces with a wide variety of local and national interfacing partners. Wellcentive’s clients include some of the most prestigious physician groups, physician organizations, health information exchanges, professional organizations, and employer groups in the country.

About SIPAK

Formed in 2011 by specialty physicians serving the Wichita, Kansas community and surrounding areas of the state, SIPAK is a messenger model independent practice association created to optimize clinical care, cost efficiency and physician independence. SIPAK members must be a medical or surgical specialist, licensed in Kansas and approved by the Board of Directors. Today there are 171 members.

About PAK

Formed in the fall of 2012, PAK is a clinically integrated network composed of Wichita area primary care physicians and SIPAK physicians. The organization’s goal is to maintain a strong community and customer focus based on competitive prices, appropriate high-quality protocol-based utilization, and care coordination with timely information exchange among physicians, other providers of care, and patients. PAK intends to be a CMS Shared Savings ACO in 2014 and to contract with payers to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient services in the market. Today there are 231members.

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