New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician Practices in Leading Value-Based Care Movement

Recognizing the importance of independent physician practices in bringing about the movement to value-based health care, a group of leading health care organizations have joined together to form the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC).

The founding members of PEPC are: Aledade, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), California Medical Association (CMA), Florida Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and Texas Medical Association/PracticeEdge.

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TMA PracticeEdge Signs Innovista Health Solutions to Power ACO Services for Physicians

TMA PracticeEdge today announced a multi-year partnership with Innovista Health Solutions to provide an end-to-end suite of services to power TMA PracticeEdge’s accountable care organization (ACO) services solution. This agreement allows TMA PracticeEdge to immediately provide its ACO customers with market-leading tools to manage value-based contracts.

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TMA PracticeEdge Helps Physicians Measure Quality, Lower Costs

Physicians have for decades earned a living based on caring for the sick. But in the new world of health care, professionals will earn money based on whether they can keep their patients healthy — a value-based payment system. 

Charles Stiernberg, MD, is chief operating officer at Hillcroft Medical Clinic (HMC), a multispecialty facility in Sugar Land.

"For years, we've been a predominately fee-for-service organization, much like most Texas doctors," he said. "It's just the way medicine has been practiced for decades."

But times are changing, and Dr. Stiernberg says physicians in the clinic recently started to consider how a value-based model could keep their practice vital.


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TMA PracticeEdge Announces Initial Physician-Led ACO Customers

TMA PracticeEdge, LLC, is pleased to announce service agreements with Houston Regional Accountable Care Organization, LLC, and Alliance ACO, LLC, in rural, south central Texas. TMA PracticeEdge anticipates these physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs) will initially represent 50-plus physicians providing care and managing the population health for more than 12,000 patients.

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