IBC puts docs at center of care transformation

Independence Blue Cross is putting doctors front and center of its initiative to reduce costs and improve patient health, WHYY reported. It has recruited almost 300 primary care doctors to join its new program, Tandigm Health, which offers tools to these providers to help manage patients, increases reimbursements and offers extra financial incentives for reaching certain outcomes. For example, Tandigm will use IBC's claims data to share information on regional specialists to help primary care doctors make better informed referrals. "With the right data and the right information and with the right resources and incentives, these primary care physicians can manage patients to a higher quality at a lower cost," Tandigm CEO Anthony Coletta said. Article