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Genesis Health Systems and MercyOne Announce Population Health Partnership

Analysis  |  By Jasmyne Ray  
   January 14, 2022

Genesis is now part of MercyOne's Partnered Provider Network.

MercyOne and Genesis Health Systems announced that they have entered an agreement for Genesis to join MercyOne' s Partnered Provider Network. The partnership will be positioned as Incirca Health Network powered by MercyOne and Genesis Health. The multiyear agreement hopes to use both organization's expertise in population health and expand value-based healthcare throughout their respective regions in Iowa.

"This partnership will allow us to expand on our work to transform care with a focus on keeping patients well and able to manage chronic conditions before their conditions require additional interventions," Kurt Andersen, MD, chief clinical officer and chief medical officer of Genesis Health System, said in a statement.

Incirca Health Network provides personalized access to healthcare through MercyOne's Partnered Provider Network, involving insurance payers who have value-based contracts with MercyOne.

"Genesis Health System's expertise and commitment to innovation and quality health care aligns nicely with MercyOne's commitment to providing radically convenient care in a patient-centered approach," Bob Ritz, president and CEO of MercyOne, said in a statement. "As Genesis joins our Partnered Provider Network, we leverage the opportunity to expand the ability to deliver great health outcomes for a much larger portion of the state which brings more value to patients and payors."

"Our organizations share a deep commitment to the health of our members, the communities we serve, and furthering value-based care," Derek Novak, president of MercyOne's population health services organization, said. "By combining our strengths in population health and geographies served, we are uniquely positioned to improve health in our communities and reduce the total cost of care."

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