WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation's leading health systems and physician organizations, announced today its partnership with Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care (GPAC). The partnership will guide the development and execution of a value-based care strategy for improving patient health in Georgia.
"Our partnership with Evolent will help us provide additional tools and resources to the more than 630 physicians that make up GPAC, improving the quality of care their patients receive while allowing their affiliated providers to practice medicine in a more meaningful way," said Dr. Shahriar Sedghi, GPAC's Chairman. "This partnership reflects GPAC's commitment to making a fundamental change in the way we deliver health care in Georgia by ensuring high quality and effective care, while enhancing the patient experience and helping physicians meet the challenges of the ever-evolving health care industry," added Steve Barry, GPAC's Chief Executive Officer.
GPAC is the largest physician shared savings accountable care organization working with multiple payers across the entire state of Georgia. The broad primary care and specialist group network allows GPAC statewide reach, impacting hundreds of thousands of patients. The partnership between Evolent and GPAC will initially focus on providing physicians with additional tools to help them understand the health and risk of their patient panels like Evolent's IdentifiSM technology platform and medical economics support. Evolent will support GPAC physicians in navigating a transforming industry as the two organizations work together to expand and strengthen its current value-based care foundation, managing over 70,000 existing patients under risk agreements, with the goal of steadily increasing the lives cared for by GPAC's physicians over time.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care in their pursuit of improving care delivery to hundreds of thousands of Georgia residents," said Evolent Chief Executive Officer Frank Williams. Frazer Buntin, Evolent's Southeast Regional President commented, "The missions of our two organizations are tightly aligned as the team at GPAC believes it can fundamentally improve the way health care is delivered. We share this belief and we see a real opportunity to support GPAC and the physicians' goals of improving quality outcomes while lowering costs, and improving the care delivery experience for patients and providers alike through this partnership."
About Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care
Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care (GPAC) is the largest physician-sponsored accountable care organization in Georgia with more than 630 primary care and specialist providers in its statewide network. In achieving its mission, GPAC works with multiple payers to fundamentally change the way we deliver healthcare in our service area by ensuring high quality and effective care, while enhancing patient experience and ensuring independent physicians remain are able to meet the challenges of the changing healthcare environment. For more information, visit GPACO.org.
About Evolent Health
Evolent Health partners with leading health systems to drive value-based care transformation. By providing clinical, analytical and financial capabilities, Evolent helps physicians and health systems achieve superior quality and cost results. Evolent's approach breaks down barriers, aligns incentives and powers a new model of care delivery resulting in meaningful alignment between providers, payers, physicians and patients. For more information, visit evolenthealth.com.
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