Execs to Detail Efforts to Build a Joint Venture Health Plan in May 12 AIS Webinar
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - May 3, 2016 - Washington, DC

UCare, a nonprofit Minnesota health plan, and Essentia Health, a health system serving patients in four states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho — have formed a value-based partnership to offer a Medicare Advantage PPO called EssentiaCare. “Case Study of a Medicare Advantage Health Plan/Health System Partnership,” an upcoming May 12 webinar sponsored by Atlantic Information Services, Inc., will offer details of how this partnership is organized and what its goals are, directly from UCare and Essentia Health executives who are leading this innovative joint venture.

Michael Van Scoy, M.D., Medical Director of Population Care Management at Essentia Health, and Ghita Worcester, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Marketing, at UCare will discuss their initial objectives for EssentiaCare, the obstacles they had to overcome along the way, and their goals for future growth. Webinar attendees will get answers to key questions such as:

  • How does EssentiaCare’s unique structure — where UCare and Essentia Health share ownership and risk on a 50/50 basis — affect the plan’s governance and strategy?
  • How does EssentiaCare plan to scale up without cannibalizing UCare’s existing Medicare Advantage plans?
  • What challenges does this joint venture pose for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning? What steps is EssentiaCare taking to overcome them?
  • How does EssentiaCare structure outsourcing arrangements with UCare and Essentia Health to handle sales, marketing, claims processing, provider network development and other functions?
  • How readily could the EssentiaCare model be replicated in other markets?

Visit https://aishealth.com/marketplace/c6m11_051216 for more details and registration information.

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Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for nearly 30 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals and health systems, health insurance companies, medical group practices, purchasers of health insurance, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, databases, websites, looseleafs, strategic reports, directories, webinars and virtual conferences.

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