Last year, Blue Shield of California (Blue Shield) invested in Altais to help physician practices remain independent and provide them tools needed to succeed in value-based care arrangements.
Altais’ focus is twofold:
- Design comprehensive customized solutions and provide access to a suite of innovative services and tools in a financially sustainable way.
- Offer flexible partnership and ownership options to physicians and practices, with a full range of affiliation and employment models while maintaining professional gratification.
Brown & Toland Physicians, a network of more than 2,700 physicians, recently announced that it will join Altais’ clinical services unit to help improve outcomes and lower costs for patients. Brown & Toland Physicians will still operate under its brand and service all payers. The acquisition will bring more capital, services and support to the physician group.
For Brown & Toland, the partnership is a key step in furthering its goal of supporting physicians in providing personalized and high-quality care to more than 350,000 patients in the San Francisco Bay area by working with Altais Clinical Services to transform health care delivery.
As part of Altais Clinical Services, Brown & Toland will provide a clinically integrated system of coordinated care to ensure its network of physicians spend time caring for patients. Altais will provide a technology-enabled practice management platform to enhance clinical and service quality for physicians and their patients.
Altais, in 2019, announced a collaboration with Blue Shield announced a partnership with Notable Health to use intelligent automation to enhance the patient experience and automate administrative workflows for physician practices. Altais also entered into a collaboration with Aledade, Inc., and the California Medical Association (CMA), to improve patient care and outcomes.
Takeaway: Blue Shield of California, through Altais, is developing alternative alignment options for physicians.