This partnership exists to provide comprehensive, integrated and coordinated healthcare at the optimal price point for both patients and providers. NWHP has formed a Clinical Integration Network (CIN) that spans a range of settings and efforts, from multi-setting care coordination initiatives focused on a single condition to networks of caregivers accessing and exchanging a variety of clinical and financial information to deliver quality care. Clinical integration is a continuous process of alignment across the care continuum that supports the triple aims of healthcare:
We’ve entered into agreements with more than 450 dedicated primary care and specialty physicians to make the CIP as robust as possible. Its purpose is to evaluate and modify practice patterns to create a high degree of interdependence and cooperation among providers in order to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the communities served by NWHP.
Our mission is to provide high-quality care with innovative treatment and state-of-the-art technology to all our members. Our PHO has been awarded 4 out of 5 stars in Quality Measures by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) for the past five years—the highest rating that can be received, demonstrating “excellent performance.”
NWHP is delegated by BCBSIL to administer their HMO products, including Blue Advantage, HMOI, Blue Precision and Medicare Advantage.
There are many benefits to joining our PHO, such as:
However, we do have membership criteria set in place to ensure that we maintain the highest levels of care for our patients. These criteria state that: