Professionals

Benefits of Membership

By joining Phoenix Children’s Care Network, the only physician-led CIO in the state devoted exclusively to children, you’ll enjoy a variety of benefits. Membership is non-exclusive, meaning that you may still join other clinically integrated organizations, should you choose to. Our list of benefits includes:

Clinical

  • Improved patient care
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Physician-defined standards of pediatric care
  • Access to peers/specialists
  • Enhanced educational resources

Strategic

  • Only CIO devoted exclusively to children
  • Ability to maintain relationships and participation in other providers’ CIOs
  • Proactive approach to payer and governmental initiatives
  • Access to updates on health care reform and its impact on pediatrics

Financial

  • No capital investment required to participate
  • Improved reimbursement linked to performance/outcomes
  • Ability to contract jointly with payers for defined services/products
  • Enhanced group purchasing opportunities resulting in lower practice costs

Operational

  • Improved relationship with Phoenix Children’s Hospital/peers and better communication between and among members to benefit practice operations and the continuum of patient care

Phoenix Children’s Hospital benefits

  • Membership in Phoenix Children’s Medical Staff
  • ID badge
  • Remote Citrix access to patient medical records and new EMR
  • Preferred Provider affiliation with Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • PCCN member signage for practice/office promoting affiliation
  • Listing as a member in physician publications and on Phoenix Children’s websites

 

CURRENT MODEL

NEW CIO MODEL

Insurance risk with payer

Performance risk/reward

Fight for share of revenue

Rational allocation of revenue

Charge-based (FFS)

Value-based (performance = reward)

Physician dominant

Physician/patient directed

Get paid on quantity

Earn more for quality

Encounter focused

Episode of care and patient-centric

Split control and governance

Physician-championed governance

Do more

Do the right thing at the right time

Reactive patient engagement

Proactive intervention

Clinical integration as a legal step

Clinical integration for efficiencies and improved outcomes

Individual referral patterns

Referrals influenced by performance data and outcomes

Limited use of clinical IT

Active engagement and utilization of clinical IT

 

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