Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 02, 2015
After decades of fierce rivalry, seven prestigious California health systems recently joined with Anthem Blue Cross of California to form Vivity, a unique arrangement that promises to improve quality and share cost savings among the participating entities. If successful, Anthem’s innovative new model could be adapted by insurance carriers and health systems nationwide, and embraced by consumers and employers eager for strategies that reduce coverage costs and improve outcomes. In the Feb. 11 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, “The Vivity Case Study: How Anthem Converted Adversaries Into Partners” executives from Anthem and Cedars-Sinai Health System will provide all the details of their initial experiences with this new model.
Beth Ginzinger, Anthem’s vice president for provider joint ventures, west region, and Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System, will provide 60 minutes of expert presentations followed by 30 minutes devoted to individual questions. They will answer these and other questions about Vivity:
- How is the Vivity model different from other ACO- or HMO-type products?
- How do the Vivity partners plan to share in the venture’s risks and rewards?
- How does Vivity’s governance and decision-making structure work?
- How did the partners address technology problems, including variations in their chargemasters?
- What are Vivity’s projected costs and savings ... and its goals for enrollment and patient outcomes?
- What lessons learned at Vivity would enable similar partnerships between health systems and carriers outside of California?
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