- Moore, Gregory W. .
Please join Gregory Moore (Member and Behavioral Healthcare Practice Group Co-Chair, Troy) for a comprehensive and interactive webinar discussing how and why a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) might be right for your organization.
Register today by clicking here.
A Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) is a way for providers to collaborate for the purpose of increasing quality, improving outcomes while decreasing utilization and the overall spend for consumers. It is not full financial integration. Many providers form CINs to maintain independence and culture while leveraging relationships to gain market strength, particularly when negotiating with payors. CINs can be formed as freestanding corporations or virtual organizations through a series of agreements.
Why Form a CIN?
The Behavioral Healthcare payor system is rapidly changing both in the Medicaid / CMH environment and in the commercial insurance environment. As we move away from cost reimbursement and into more risk bearing models, the art of negotiating a payor contract takes center stage. Providers with little to no market strength will not achieve the better contracts nor will they be invited to participate in networks under the industry’s new obsession with the narrow network. Providers locking arms in collaboration to improve quality and outcomes will succeed at a higher rate. Without collaboration, future viability is questionable. It is predicted that over one half of providers in the behavioral health space will merge, be acquired or simply close their doors in the next 10 years. If a BH provider is to survive, it must gain market power. Collaboration through the establishment of a CIN is one way to gain meaningful market power.
Please mark your calendar for Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. EST.
The webinar is complimentary but registration is required. We're looking forward to your participation.