Cloud-Based Clinical and Financial Platform Optimizes Care Quality and Operations to Support Alternative Payment Models
February 20, 2017 – West Palm Beach, FL – With specialty care controlling the majority of U.S. healthcare spend, evidenced by $2.5 trillion in spending on chronic conditions alone in 2013, specialists are critical to enhancing care quality and reducing costs. Today, a significant entity emerged to help specialty medical practices improve clinical and financial performance while successfully navigating the complex regulatory requirements set forth by new government programs. Representing more than 1,400 employees across three countries and eight offices, Integra Connect has entered the healthcare market with a comprehensive platform of cloud-based technologies and services to help specialty medical practices thrive under value-based care models.
Optimized for large oncology and urology groups, as well as emergency medical services, the company helps specialties improve clinical and financial outcomes in alignment with new alternative payment models (APMs) and MIPS introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ MACRA program.
The company was founded by Raj Mantena, who has a longstanding track record of specialty care innovation from prior ventures he has founded or co-founded, including P4 Healthcare, ION, and OncoScripts. Dr. Charles Saunders, a visionary in healthcare reform, population health, and value-based care models, leads the company as CEO. Dr. Saunders brings a valuable combination of clinical, business and technology expertise from decades in previous senior leadership roles, including serving as the CEO of Healthagen, owned by Aetna.
“New government payment models, such as MACRA and OCM, are putting unprecedented pressure on specialists to transform in support of value-based care. Yet, prior to our inception, the only technologies available to them were designed for fee-for-service models and lack the depth and breadth to deliver the capabilities they need to succeed,” said Dr. Saunders. “At Integra Connect, we seized the opportunity to combine our deep-rooted knowledge of specialty care, population health, and advanced analytics with a best-of-breed technology and service platform. Our goal is to bridge the gap between what legacy EHR-centric vendors are offering and the comprehensive solutions specialists need to truly impact the system and bend the cost curve. That means spanning entirely new capabilities such as population health, including care management; advanced analytics; quality and cost reporting; and value-based revenue cycle and risk management – as well as expertise and services to support their success.”
Integra Connect commenced operations in 2015 when the company began both developing and acquiring key technology to deliver a comprehensive solution purpose-built for specialists in the era of value-based care – creating services to operationalize revenue cycle and population health management. The company is equipped to help both community- and health system-based provider groups, while providing population health management services and insights to payers, employers, and industry.