House Calls Slow Hospital Revolving Door

Taylor, a Medicare recipient, has not gone back to the emergency room since Marie King, her nurse and health partner, began personal interactions. King has advised her on ways to better manage her chronic conditions, scoped her Goodlettsville apartment for potential dangers, made sure she was taking the right medicines and checked to see if she went to doctor appointments. She even arranged an exercise regimen.

Growing and Engaging an Accountable Care Patient Base: Q&A with MissionPoint Health Partners’ CEO Jason Dinger

Even though MissionPoint has a little more than a year’s worth of experience under its belt, the organization has seen dramatic growth and achieved great results. Here, Jason Dinger, CEO of MissionPoint Health Partners, shares the strides the organization has made and how MissionPoint plans to expand its reach throughout Tennessee this year.

MissionPoint and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Partner to Bring Self-Insured Employers an Accountable Care Network Health Plan Option

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — BlueCross® BlueShield® of Tennessee will partner with MissionPoint Health Partners in a four-year arrangement focused on quality and affordability of care, with the goal of delivering outstanding medical value in the Middle Tennessee – Nashville metro area marketplace. Through the partnership, BlueCross will launch a product built around MissionPoint’s accountable care organization that is available to self-funded employer groups. The new agreement between MissionPoint and BlueCross goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014 and focuses on realizing four core objectives: Enhancing the health status of the community Reducing health care costs Improving the patient experience Enriching the lives of caregivers Launched in January 2012, MissionPoint has already demonstrated results in achieving these objectives serving more than 50,000 members in… read more

More than 1,000 Physicians Join MissionPoint’s Middle Tennessee Network

Nashville, Tenn. – MissionPoint Health Partners, a program introduced by Saint Thomas Health, a member of Ascension Health, and a group of the nation’s leading health care companies, began operations on January 1 with more than 1,000 area physicians signed on as providers. “We’re incredibly excited and proud of the caliber of physicians we have assembled thus far,” says Jason Dinger, CEO of MissionPoint. “Our goal is to provide high-quality, comprehensive care to our patients and having a leading network of the area’s leading health care providers working together is imperative to reaching that goal. We are confident in the group we have now and will continue to grow our network and prepare to provide the Most Unexceptional health care possible.”… read more

Saint Thomas Health Launches MissionPoint Health Partners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Saint Thomas Health, a member of Ascension Health, and a group of the nation’s leading health care companies announced today the pilot of MissionPoint Health Partners, an innovative platform for the delivery of integrated health care services for Middle Tennessee. MissionPoint partners includes Saint Thomas Health – along with its five regional hospitals and 200 affiliated physicians – as well as Cisco Systems Inc., Crimson Services, YMCA of Middle Tennessee and Applied Health Analytics. The MissionPoint pilot will launch in January 2012 covering more than 15,000 lives – 6,500 of which are employees of Saint Thomas Health. The program will open enrollment during the next year and hopes to have 35,000 members by its full rollout in January… read more