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:

  • Tier 1 for Houston Methodist employees and beneficiaries with a lower copay
  • Inclusion in Referral Management Services
  • Value Based Care programs i.e. CMS specialty bundles and Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • Access to quality metrics, care analytics and comparative data to improve outcomes and streamline the delivery of care
  • Support for national quality incentive-based programs to include MIPS, GIQuIC, BCBSTX Bridges to Excellence and associated additional reimbursement
  • Non-exclusively: 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:

  • EPIC CareLink to include: order entry for lab, radiology, discharge summaries and specialty referrals
  • Development of quality and safety initiatives that meet or exceed existing national standards
  • HMPAQ Quality consultants for National and Regional programs