Provider Transparency Update
Providing this type of data, including comparative cost information, to Payment Innovation Providers helps them make more informed decisions about managing health care costs and maintaining and improving quality of care. It also helps them succeed under the terms of the Programs.
Additionally, employers and group health plans (or their representatives or vendors) may also be given quality/cost/utilization information about Payment Innovation Providers and Referral Providers so that they can better understand how their health care dollars are being spent and how their health benefits plans are being administered. This will, among other things, give them the opportunity to educate their employees and plan members about the benefits of using higher quality and/or lower cost health care providers.
Empire will share data on which it relied in making these quality/cost/utilization evaluations upon request, and will discuss it with Referral Providers - including any opportunities for improvement. For questions or support, please refer to your local Market Representative or Care Consultant.
March 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter