Choosing the right healthcare partner has never been more important
Employee healthcare costs consume an ever-growing percentage of your business budget.
Are you getting more value from this investment in employee health? If not, it may be time to try something else.
Arizona Care Network™ (ACN) reduces healthcare costs by improving how care is managed. Our innovative approach has reduced total medical costs across a wide variety of insurance products. In fact, we’ve documented $40.5 million in savings compared to products that don’t actively manage care like we do.
Yes, you can save money on employee benefits without sacrificing quality.
Insurance plans with ACN give you access to a large, integrated delivery system. We offer the combined assets of Dignity Health Arizona and Abrazo Community Health Network and hundreds of independent practitioners. We partner with Phoenix Children’s Care Network to give members access to Arizona’s largest and most robust pediatric care. This creates a large, diverse, high-performing network of providers and facilities – 6,000 providers in 1,800 locations valley-wide in all.
With all the insurance plans we participate in, ACN works to improve health and better manage plan costs through clinical integration, care coordination and population health management.
A New Way to Deliver Care
Traditionally, doctors just don’t get enough data on their patients. They see them for a few minutes perhaps a couple of times a year. This is the old model.
ACN’s new model of care puts actionable patient data in the hands of our providers more efficiently. We pioneered the use of blockchain technology for provider networks and use our technology solution to give our network providers real-time quality information so they can provider better, more integrated care.
It’s Your Choice
What works best for your employee population?
A fully-insured commercial product? A customized, self-funded plan? Perhaps a hybrid plan? You can choose among several employee health plans powered by ACN.
ACN Direct Connect™
A custom solution If you want a fully customized approach to employee health benefits and your company self-funds your plan, ACN Direct Connect may be the best choice for you. Under this model, you and ACN co-create an employee benefits plan. You bring the expertise on your employee population and your company’s needs. We bring our expertise in creating a unique, flexible and customized employee benefits program that will deliver better outcomes and lower overall costs. With ACN Direct Connect, you’ll have direct access to our physician leadership team – the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, CMO, Executive Director of Clinical Services and Medical Director of Population Health – all available to talk through unique issues or resolve roadblocks. This helps your employees receive the best care and can reduce your costs. We offer:
A customized employer experience
Better member experience
Highly integrated care – a strategically assembled network of providers and facilities who collaborate to improve care at every step along a patient’s healthcare journey.
Clinical integration model – comprehensive, coordinated care
Cigna’s flexible plan designs can be customized for your organization to help control costs. To maximize savings, we encourage you to pair LocalPlus with other solutions that deliver and maximize value. Organizations who do could lower their medical costs an estimated 14%.
Fully-insured and self-funding options
Wide array of cost-sharing options – deductibles, copays, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximums
Robust medical and disease management to help reduce nonessential procedures
Maximum Reimbursable Charge (MRC) options to help control costs on out-of-network care
Optional health and wellness incentive programs to encourage and reward employees
This product is built on Arizona Care Network’s broad integrated network plus the providers of Innovation Care Partners, which expands the network throughout Scottsdale.
Healthcare plans are not one-size-fits-all. Cigna SureFit is built specifically for Phoenix and the people who live and work here. This product offers:
Flexible benefits – customizable solutions that flex to fit the unique needs of customers in the Phoenix market
Delivery system evolution – The community of care physician groups coordinate the customer’s care, creating network efficiencies that bring real value to both customers and clients.
Interactive health decision support – advanced tools and dedicated resources to give members the power, insight, guidance and confidence to choose the coverage the best fits them
Customer advocacy – Cigna’s highest level of personal support to help members get the most value from their benefits
To drive this product, Cigna collaborates with Arizona Care Network — physician groups and hospitals in the Phoenix area who are committed to quality and cost-effective care through collaboration. ACN providers are evaluated and incentivized based on their ability to provide better outcomes at a lower cost.
A small business insurance product centered on the patient-primary care provider (PCP) relationship. A member’s PCP can provide care for the majority of their needs – annual well visits and preventive care, as well as care for sickness or injury. They also help their patients navigate the complex healthcare system and refer them to other network physicians or specialists when additional care is needed.
Under this value-based arrangement with ACN, the plan’s priorities are aligned to reward physicians for keeping patients healthy, rather than just treating them when they are sick.
Here are some results UnitedHealthcare has experienced with their value-based plans across the country:
Better Health: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) serving employer-sponsored plan participants perform better than non-ACOs on 87 percent of the quality metrics tracked.
Better Care: UnitedHealthcare and care providers in value-based relationships worked together to identify and close 50 million gaps in care from 2013 through 2017.
Lower Costs: Hospital admission rates are 17 percent lower for ACOs serving employer-sponsored and individual plan participants compared to non-ACOs.
Arizona Care Network is UnitedHealthcare’s provider network and the UnitedHealthcare Navigate is built on ACN’s broad integrated network.
A self-funded employer is responsible for the total medical cost of their employees. I see an absolute role for the employer group to say, ‘Since I’m paying for everything in the best interest of my company and my employees, I want a seat at the table, talking directly to those that deliver the health care.’ When you as a leader are responsible financially for your employees, I think it is appropriate for you to be able to sit down directly with those of us that deliver health care.