KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transcend brings its population health management services to Tennessee by partnering with Healthstar Physicians to provide value-based care to Knoxville-area Medicare Advantage patients.
Transcend will work with more than 40 Healthstar primary care physicians, consulting with them in their offices to help track, analyze, and act on data about their Medicare Advantage patients’ health. Transcend’s support includes services that will help Healthstar physicians better identify and address opportunities to improve care and health outcomes.
Healthstar was formed in 1995 as a multi-specialty group. Healthstar’s physician network is comprised of more than 75 medical providers representing some 18 medical specialty areas in 14 locations, serving more than 400,000 patients annually across eight contiguous counties.
Healthstar embraced and proactively implemented electronic workflow systems along with quality-based programs the past decade, making them a leader in the healthcare industry. Healthstar physicians and providers are equally focused on disease management and preventive medicine.
“Healthstar is excited to collaborate with Transcend, as we are confident all will benefit from Transcend’s services, from the patient to the provider,” said Dr. Eric Delay, Chairman of the Contract Management & Quality Committee with Healthstar. “Treating the patient and their existing medical conditions remains a priority as does identifying and diagnosing potential conditions with implementation of early treatment and/or preventative measures.”
The Transcend team will work directly with Healthstar physician office staff to assist with patient data review and analysis, and identify gaps in care. Transcend’s care navigation nurses, for example, will work side-by-side with Healthstar staff to review patient charts and contact patients who are overdue for appointments or would benefit from chronic disease management programs such as diabetes management. Healthstar will also work with Transcend to introduce new efficiencies into their operational procedures in order to more effectively communicate with patients, enabling the delivery of truly coordinated patient care.
“Physicians don’t have time to sort through data, which is why Transcend’s services are designed to support the physician to improve population health,” said Dr. Bob Grossman, Medical Director for Transcend. “By partnering with us, physicians can move to a more proactive approach to patient management, resulting in better health outcomes for their patients.”
Last year, Transcend grew from operating in Florida to markets in Missouri, Alabama, and Arkansas. This year, the company expanded into Virginia and Tennessee, and hopes to expand into more markets later this year.
About Healthstar Physicians
Healthstar is a multi-specialty physician group privately-owned, professional corporation. Healthstar is a physician network comprised of over 75 medical providers representing some 18 medical specialty areas in 14 locations. Healthstar facilities service over 400,000 patients annually across eight contiguous counties, while supporting hospitals and practices in Cocke, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson and Knox counties. Local providers comprised of Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and practice staff providing quality healthcare and diagnostic services to the area. For more information, please visit Healthstartn.org.
Transcend, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), is a population health management company that meets physicians, medical groups and integrated delivery systems wherever they are on the path to practicing value-based medicine. Locally established Transcend teams work directly with physicians and practice staff to improve patient health outcomes and operational efficiency through practical, coordinated services. In this way, Transcend helps physicians become successful population health managers. Transcend supports nearly 1,600 primary care physicians with more than 100,000 Medicare Advantage (and Medicaid) members across a half-dozen geographic markets in the central, southeastern and eastern U.S. For more information, please visit www.transcendphm.com.