Lifespan Corp. and insurer UnitedHealthcare will launch an “accountable coordinated-care organization” in Rhode Island on July 1.
The Providence, R.I.-based not-for-profit health system will be the first in the state and the eighth organization in the U.S. to participate in UnitedHealthcare's accountable care partnership. The shared-savings program is intended to satisfy the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's “Triple Aim”—increase patient satisfaction, improve population health and reduce healthcare costs.
UnitedHealthcare will share claims data and analytics with primary-care physicians who will receive monthly updates on their patients. Participating healthcare providers will also be eligible for payment incentives tied to disease management and prevention, patient safety and satisfaction, quality health outcomes and lower medical costs.