Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin and UnitedHealthcare have expanded their Accountable Care Arrangement to include UnitedHealthcare’s AARP MedicareComplete Medicare Advantage plans.
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members who currently receive care from IHN-affiliated care providers will automatically be eligible to benefit from the Accountable Care relationship.
“UnitedHealthcare is building more collaborative relationships with the physicians caring for our members so we can help enhance their health in meaningful ways,” said Chris Abbott, chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Wisconsin. “Adding our Medicare Advantage program to our Accountable Care Arrangement with IHN means we can help connect the seniors and other beneficiaries we collectively serve in Wisconsin to well-coordinated care, place a greater focus on the quality of their care, and compensate doctors and hospitals for improving patients’ health.”
The Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network is comprised of 45 hospitals and 5,700 physicians and participating providers in Wisconsin. Its current members are Agnesian HealthCare, Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert Health, Hospital Sisters Health System, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Ministry Health Care, SSM Health and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 1.4 million Wisconsin residents, including more than 210,000 Medicare beneficiaries, with a care provider network of more than 130 hospitals and nearly 21,000 physicians statewide.