Portico Systems Webinar: Creating a Care Promise We Can Afford: Aligning Products, Networks and Reimbursement

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Portico Systems, the leader in Integrated Provider Management (IPM) solutions for payers, today announced a complimentary webinar to discuss how the passing of reform has increased market competition, requiring payers to change the way they design large group and individual products. In order for payers to provide a care promise we can all afford, there needs to be alignment between the product design, the performance of the provider network and the reimbursement design for providers.

In this live webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how network and reimbursement designs can enable affordable care by aligning products with network performance.
  • Explore how payers are leveraging network designs such as tiered, narrow and client specific to differentiate their value to group and individual markets.
  • Examine how scaling new care models such as ACOs and PCMHs can drive medical cost optimization.
  • Discuss how the alignment of products, networks and reimbursement designs can be achieved while reducing administrative costs.


  “Creating a Care Promise We Can Afford: Aligning Products, Networks and Reimbursement” webinar


Sam Muppalla, EVP, chief strategy and marketing officer

Nanci Ziegler, EVP, chief customer experience officer



Wednesday, July 27, 2011; 1:00 p.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Pacific time)


Register to attend this complimentary webinar at http://bit.ly/on8cTw.


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About Portico Systems

Portico Systems is exclusively focused on empowering health plans to transform the performance of their networks, while significantly reducing medical, administrative and IT costs. Its Integrated Provider Management (IPM) platform simplifies the design, maintenance, reimbursement, and performance management of provider networks while facilitating provider-patient collaboration. Typical results include a 25-35% administrative cost reduction, a 10-20% provider satisfaction increase and a 1-5% improvement in network performance. Portico Systems is a partner company of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE) www.safeguard.com. Portico is an Edison Ventures (www.edisonventures.com) portfolio company. For more information on Portico Systems, visit www.porticosys.com, subscribe to the RSS feed at http://blog.porticosys.com, and follow the company on Twitter at @porticosys and Facebook at http:// www.Facebook.com/porticosys.

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