The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Bundled Payment Management Solution from xG Health Solutions®

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Through Proven Solutions, xG Health Accelerates Clinical and Financial Optimization for Health Care Providers

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed the Bundled Payment Management Solution from xG Health Solutions. Following a proprietary due diligence process, Health Forum, the strategic business enterprise of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

As the health care field moves toward adopting value-based care delivery models, hospitals are increasingly implementing bundled payments — programs where providers are reimbursed a fixed amount that covers a set of services, defined as an episode of care, for a defined time period. Whether reimbursed by government or commercial payers, such programs reward providers for improving the coordination, quality and efficiency of care.

xG Health’s Bundled Payment Management Solution helps health systems committed to value-based care improve care coordination, enhance quality of care and patient outcomes, increase efficiency and reduce care costs. xG Health’s comprehensive array of solutions includes readiness assessments, care redesign, integrated care management programs, episode analytics and performance-improvement support.

xG Health provides exclusive access to Geisinger Health System’s ProvenCare® evidence-based best-practice care model, which powers the xG Health approach. ProvenCare has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes, while reducing cost of care.

“We found xG Health’s solution stands out for its proven reliability, based on processes refined by Geisinger’s 10-plus years of successful deployment in a clinical setting,” said Kathleen Wessel, vice president, business management for Health Forum. “xG Health’s staff includes clinicians, who with first-hand understanding of health care provider challenges, can work as partners to help providers navigate their way toward achieving successful bundled payment programs. And unlike many other solutions, which are either narrowly focused or turnkey and uncustomizable, xG Health’s full range of services and tools offers flexibility to serve organizations’ individual situations.”

“It is an honor to receive AHA’s exclusive endorsement for our bundled payments solution,” said Earl Steinberg, MD, MPP, CEO of xG Health Solutions, powered by Geisinger®. “Geisinger Health System is a pioneer in bundled payments, and xG Health has been a trusted partner in bundled payment management since our inception. We have a robust suite of services that enables organizations to analyze data, turn it into actionable insights, optimize clinical care and be successful under CMS or commercial bundled payment programs. AHA members will benefit from the extensive evaluation of potential partners done by Health Forum through its AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™ and can be confident in choosing xG Health as their partner in managing bundled payments and value-driven health care.”

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit http://www.aha.org to learn more.

About Health Forum
Health Forum is the strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association (AHA) dedicated to serving member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, Health Forum supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow and other key challenges.

Health Forum is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact us at solutions(at)aha(dot)org or 800.242.4677. Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About xG Health Solutions
xG Health Solutions enables healthcare organizations to optimize clinical and financial performance through proven care redesign and management, analytics and clinical content and decision support. We have roots in one of America's most innovative and successful health systems, Geisinger Health System. As experts in care management, xG Health Solutions develops and implements the services and products needed to improve patient outcomes, reduce total cost of care, and enhance efficiency.

Our solutions span care management, care redesign, population health analytics, and bundled payments while our products — xGLearn, xGCare, ProvenCare and ProvenHealth Navigator — scale and expedite change for our clients. For more information, visit http://www.xghealth.com, or follow the latest xG Health news and more on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

American Hospital Association:
Marie Watteau
Vice President, Media Relations and Digital Media
American Hospital Association
202.626.2351
mwatteau(at)aha(dot)org

xG Health Solutions:
Marcus Gordon
Chief Marketing Officer
xG Health Solutions
443.203.0650
mgordon(at)xghealth(dot)com

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