Monarch HealthCare: Leveraging Experience in Population Health Management to Attain Accountable Care

January 13, 2012

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Monarch HealthCare, a physician-led independent practice association in Orange County, Calif., is one of the provider groups participating in the Brookings–Dartmouth ACO Pilot Program to form accountable care organizations, which assume responsibility for improving patient care and lowering total costs and, in turn, share in the savings achieved. This case study explores the characteristics of Monarch and its partners, including the insurer Anthem, that have contributed to the development of Monarch's ACO, including: strong executive leadership, trust and transparency in its partnerships, the use of care navigators and physician champions, and economies of scale achieved through the physician network.

Publication Details

Publication Date:

January 13, 2012

Citation:

K. L. Carluzzo, B. K. Larson, A. D. Van Citters et al., Monarch HealthCare: Leveraging Expertise in Population Health Management, The Commonwealth Fund, January 2012.

Authors / Experts:

Health Policy Fellow / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Director, Health Policy Implementation / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Consultant / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Researcher / Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Director / Population Health and Measurement at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management / University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Elliot S. Fisher

Director / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

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