Collaboration Aims to Help Physicians Provide Value-based Care to Californians

September 20, 2019

Altais, Aledade, and the California Medical Association team up to offer patient care model supported by innovative technologies

Altais, a San Francisco-based provider of next-generation clinical support tools, technology, and services to the healthcare industry, announces an initiative to help physicians optimize their workflows, and support value-based care that rewards them for better patient care and outcomes. Blue Shield of California is an investor in Altais.

Altais will collaborate with Washington D.C. area-based Aledade, Inc., and the California Medical Association (CMA), to improve patient care and outcomes. Aledade provides technology and data analytics, user-friendly clinical and administrative workflows, and practice transformation support to more than 6,500 providers in 25 states. CMA represents more than 44,000 physicians across the Golden State and understands physicians’ needs amid a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

The initiative will bring work flow technology and services to physician practices, helping doctors and their staff to focus their efforts on delivering higher quality, affordable care to their patients.

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“Physicians desire to reduce the administrative burden of practice using the latest high-tech tools and services so that they can better focus on their passion: caring for their patients. Altais will offer these innovative solutions,” says Jeff Bailet, MD, president and CEO of Altais. 

The collaboration completes a vision for serving independent physicians in California that has been under development by the three parties for some time. In May, Aledade and CMA announced a collaboration to create physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs) in California to participate in the government sponsored Pathways to Success Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), and they’re actively recruiting physicians to sign on. The first of these Medicare ACOs will be launched in January. With the announcement of this broader partnership between Altais, Aledade, and CMA, physicians will have an opportunity over time to positively impact many more of their patients with the addition of value-based care arrangements for their commercially-insured population.

“Value-based care is the future of healthcare as we move toward a system that rewards better patient outcomes instead of the volume of services,” says CMA President David H. Aizuss, MD. “This partnership will help CMA in its mission to bring more common-sense reforms to our healthcare system and improve the lives of physicians and their patients.”