A clinically integrated network (CIN) is a group of hospitals, physicians and other medical providers working together to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing cost. This team-based approach helps providers communicate and collaborate in a more efficient healthcare environment.
Accountable Care vs. Clinical Integration
At Arizona Care Network, you may hear the terms “accountable care organization” and “clinically integrated network” used interchangeably. That’s because ACN is both.
A CIN can serve as the physician platform for building an ACO, providing the legal framework needed to align a large group of independent physicians around goals for standardization, coordination, efficiency, and other critical metrics.
Accountable Care Organization
Delivers high-quality coordinated care to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
Can expand into commercial programs
Primary care providers can only participate in one CMS program
Specialists can be members of multiple ACOs
Clinically Integrated Network
Delivers high-quality coordinated care to commercial insurance beneficiaries
All providers can participate in multiple CINs
A Physician-Led Network
Arizona Care Network is a physician-led organization that works together to develop and maintain clinical initiatives designed to control costs and improve the quality of inpatient and outpatient care.
The physicians who serve on ACN’s governing boards and committees represent all regions of the Valley and a blend of primary care physician and specialists.
ACN’s physician-led boards and committees include: