For physicians who prefer to remain in an independent practice, alignment may be a better option. Houston Methodist Physicians’ Alliance for Quality (HMPAQ) offers many benefits through alignment:

  • Care navigation services: A team of registered nurses and clinical pharmacists to assist patients in their transitions in care needs
  • Access to quality metrics, care analytics and comparative data to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes, streamlining the delivery of care
  • Support for national quality incentive-based programs and associated additional reimbursement
  • Nonexclusivity: The ability to participate, with the option of an “easy out” within 90 days should the program not meet your needs
  • Access to continuing education for physicians and employees on all aspects of health care and the health continuum

Additionally, HMPAQ encourages physicians to participate in population health initiatives. Participation offers physicians access to thousands of managed-care patients through Houston Methodist’s vast corporate client contacts and large employee base, leading to the following opportunities:
  • Increased patient base 
  • Development of quality and safety initiatives that meet or exceed existing standards
  • Reduction in practice costs
  • Improvement in the safety and efficiency of delivering patient care