About Mary Washington Health Alliance
The American healthcare system is gradually moving away from the “fee-for-service”
model where patients are individually billed for every medical service
they receive. Physicians and hospitals have come to realize that greater
collaboration can vastly improve patient care and expedite administrative
processes. Mary Washington Health Alliance helps to bridge the gap between
medical provider and hospital operations and makes it easier for our patients
to transition from one to the other as their treatment requires.
What We Do
Mary Washington Health Alliance was formed in 2013 and is the only Accountable
Care Organization (ACO) in the Stafford and Fredericksburg areas. ACOs
are a product of the Affordable Care Act intended to improve the quality
of care and overall patient experience all while reducing unnecessary
costs for medical providers, hospitals, and patients. We partner with
health care providers who work with the Medicare program.
We manage over 75,000 Medicare beneficiaries connecting them with high
quality medical providers who will provide them with evidence-based care
and cost effective treatments. We partner with community stakeholders
such as large employers and Commercial and Governmental Insurers in our
efforts to transition medical patients from costly episodic based care
to more efficient coordinated care, from reactive care to proactive care,
and from transitional care to population health management.
Connecting Health Services
When you visit the hospital, you may receive several different bills from
the various healthcare specialists involved in your treatment. We are
striving to change that. When healthcare professionals are part of a single
network, they can more easily exchange information and coordinate care
to cut down on expenses. As a result, patients have access to more affordable
services and can receive the care they need faster. We have made great
strides in just a few short years, and continue to make healthcare simpler
each and every day.
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