As 2017 comes to a close, we are taking the opportunity in this newsletter
to highlight some of our successes and show you the blueprint for the
future of the Alliance. 2018 will be a unique year as we formally become
part of the NextGen ACO program which we believe will improve our position
in this new healthcare model in the years to come. Over the years, we
have all felt the impact of the federal government’s ever-changing
influence on how we practice medicine. An innovative model such as NextGen
ACO gives us a framework to enhance our efforts towards value-based care
and be awarded for those efforts.
One of the key tasks for our committee this year has been to streamline
communication. Some members felt that, at times, too much information
was distributed and at other times maybe not enough information. A large
effort was placed in improving the user experience on our website
www.mwhealthalliance.com which we wanted to be a place for all members to get up to date information
on the Alliance. We encourage all members to visit the website. We love
feedback—so please let us know what you think. Also, save the date
for our upcoming Annual Meeting at the Fick Center on Tuesday, April 10th.
Another goal for our group was improving the newsletters which come to
you quarterly as well as the monthly Medical Director updates from Dr.
Lewis. It is our goal to bring you timely information in a succinct and
readable manner. By streamlining the communication to these two methods
we hope to not overload you with information and continue to enhance the
value to our membership.
We have the annual meeting in April which will be very informative on all
Alliance efforts but especially as it pertains to the Next Gen ACO. Please
make every effort to attend this important meeting.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year