Northwest Physicians Network and the insurer Humana have signed an accountable care agreement that will provide Humana Medicare Advantage members access to the network’s physicians.
Northwest Physicians Network (NPN) is an independent physicians association with more than 500 providers and 200 ancillary facilities located throughout the Puget Sound region.
Humana executives said the accountable care model, which focuses on chronic disease management and wellness and which rewards providers for improved performance, is designed to control costs, improve quality and enhance the patient experience.
“Humana is excited to work with NPN to continue delivering value-based health care to our Medicare Advantage members in the Puget Sound region,” said Catherine Field, Intermountain Vice President for Senior Products at Humana. “This model is designed to foster high-quality healthcare, lower costs and provide a more patient-centric healthcare system.”