Agreement includes all Dignity Services and updates the patient centered medical home (PCMH) arrangement.
From the jointly released press release:
“Providing affordable quality care with compassion is what we stand for,” said Dignity Health Vice President of Managed Care Ethel Hoffman. “Being a part of BCBSAZ’s network positions us to deliver on that promise as we continually explore new opportunities for improved care in Arizona.”
BCBSAZ members with employer coverage will continue to benefit from shared programs that help them improve their health. For example, BCBSAZ’s Patient-Centered Medical Home, which relies on evidence-based medicine, helps members better manage their chronic conditions.
“Providing options for quality care to our members is a priority for us,” said BCBSAZ Chief Medical Officer and Chief Health Strategist Dr. Woodrow Myers Jr. “The Dignity Health network agreement demonstrates both of our organizations’ commitment to affordable, reliable options for Arizonans.”
Sources tell THR that the primary focus of this new arrangement was to update the Dignity-BCBSAZ agreement to include the physicians that are part of Integrated Medical Services (IMS). Dignity Health recently consummated a joint-venture with IMS that gives Dignity a majority interest in IMS.