Rising costs, increasing quality demands, and declining reimbursements all present serious challenges to the healthcare industry. With half of healthcare spending used to treat just 5% of the population and Medicare set to go broke by 2030, it became clear that business as usual just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee founded MissionPoint Health Partners in 2011, based on the belief that population health management represents a smarter, more member-focused way to deliver healthcare.

Driven by a mission to help members achieve their best health, we created MissionPoint Health Partners to achieve four aims:


Improve the health of our communities


Lower the cost of care


Enhance the member experience


Improve physician satisfaction


Research and Results

After extensive research involving more than 250 interviews with members, providers, employers, and payers, our physician committees helped us develop an innovative healthcare delivery model that achieves our goals.

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) selected us to participate in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), and by 2014 our reach expanded to more than 90,000 members and 1,600 providers.

Data gathered from our work with clients prove our model’s ability to measurably reduce costs, emergency room visits and readmission rates, all while creating millions in shared savings revenues. We have expanded to bring our unique model — and its clinical results — to more than 250,000 members in 2016.

MissionPoint is now part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system and the largest Catholic health system in the world.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.