Virginia Care Partners and Transcend Sign Agreement to Improve Health of Medicare Advantage Members

Physician-led network focal point of collaboration with Transcend

Care Partners
(VCP) has entered into an agreement with Transcend to
provide population health management services through value-based care
to 10,000 Richmond-area Medicare Advantage patients.

Transcend will work with more than 90 VCP primary care physicians,
consulting with them in their offices to help track, analyze, and act on
data about their Medicare Advantage patients’ health. Transcend’s
support includes services that will help VCP physicians better identify
and address opportunities to improve care and health outcomes.

VCP was formed in 2012 by physicians who shared a commitment to
improving their patients’ health outcomes by applying best treatment
practices across all care settings – in physician offices, hospitals and
outpatient care settings. VCP works collaboratively to negotiate
value-based care contracts that provide incentives for improved patient
outcomes, adherence to care standards, increased preventive care and
chronic disease management, and reduced cost.

“Because primary care physicians are expected to manage every aspect of
their patients’ care, especially those with chronic diseases,
partnerships like this reaffirm the crucial role they play in the
current contracting landscape,” said Michael Petrizzi, MD, Hanover
Family Physicians and member of VCP’s Payer Committee. “Now physicians
have support in meeting the goals CMS established by appropriately
compensating physician time and effort to deliver comprehensive, high
quality care.”

The Transcend team will work directly with VCP physician office staff to
assist with patient data review and analysis, and identify gaps in care.
Transcend’s care navigation nurses, for example, will work side-by-side
with VCP staff to review patient charts and contact patients who are
overdue for appointments or would benefit from chronic disease
management programs such as diabetes management.

“When high quality physicians are partnered with a comprehensive
population health care model, we have the opportunity to excel,” said
Transcend President Patrick Adams. “We’ve seen firsthand how our
approach not only supports a more satisfying experience for the
physicians, but also better health outcomes for the people in their

About Virginia Care Partners

Care Partners
, LLC (VCP), is the first physician-led, clinical
integration network in Virginia. VCP physicians are collaborating to
build sustainable, patient-centered, evidence-based healthcare solutions
that improve patients’ outcomes while reducing costs. While most VCP
physicians operate independently and are free to use any hospital in
caring for their patients, the organization is closely aligned with HCA
Virginia, which has provided financial, staffing, and other support
since the organization was formed. VCP has contracts with Humana, Aetna,
Coventry, Optima, Cigna, United Healthcare and HCA Virginia Employee
Benefit Plan.

About Transcend

a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), is a population health
management company that meets physicians, medical groups and integrated
delivery systems wherever they are on the path to practicing value-based
medicine. Locally established Transcend teams work directly with
physicians and practice staff to improve patient health outcomes and
operational efficiency through practical, coordinated services. In this
way, Transcend helps physicians become successful population health
managers. Transcend supports nearly 1,400 primary care physicians with
more than 90,000 Medicare Advantage (and Medicaid) members across a
half-dozen geographic markets in the central, southeastern and eastern
U.S. For more information, please visit


Virginia Care Partners
Cathy Soffin, 804-887-2143
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