New Models of Care

Driving Groundbreaking Partnerships with Providers

High-quality care that is personal, effective, and affordable comes from a sophisticated collaboration between health care providers and your health insurer. Independence Blue Cross is leading the way, with payment innovations that reward hospitals and physicians when they successfully manage quality and overall health care costs.

Rewarding physicians and hospitals for providing high-quality, affordable care

Locally delivered and nationally leveraged, Blue plans are leading the way in value-based payment models across the country. We’re using our acclaimed Accountable Care Payment Model to reward health systems for keeping our members well, decreasing hospital readmissions, lowering medical and pharmacy costs, and increasing patient and physician satisfaction.

Identify high-performing health care facilities across the country to design benefits to meet your objectives

The Blue Distinction® Specialty Care Program is a national program that recognizes health care facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely, effectively, and cost-efficiently. This value-based program enables us to coordinate better care for your members in in seven areas of specialty care: bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, maternity care, spine surgery, and transplants.

Leading the way with Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Patient-Centered Medical Homes offer a personalized, coordinated approach to health care that increases member satisfaction while lowering costs. Blue plans across the country were among the first to support the development of Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and Independence is a national leader in this movement, with one of the highest concentrations of medical homes in southeastern Pennsylvania in our network.

Transforming value-based care delivery with Blue Distinction® Total Care

Blue Distinction Total Care was launched with the objective of helping Blue national account employers improve health outcomes while controlling rising health care costs. This is accomplished by providing employees with access to the largest national value-based network of providers who are contractually accountable for lowering health care costs and improving health outcomes for their patients.