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June 03, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Home-Based Healthcare?

Mayank Shah, MD, FAAFP, MBA, chief medical officer at Alegis Care, CareAllies' home-based care delivery service business, and Joe Nicholson, DO, chief medical officer at CareAllies, discuss the COVID-19 impact on home-based care delivery.


June 01, 2020

Addressing Social Determinants of Health with Technology During Public Health Emergencies

Dr. Joe Nicholson, chief medical officer at CareAllies, discusses how implementing a social determinants of health (SDOH) program, or further building out an existing one, can lead to improved health outcomes for patient populations that are struggling.


March 25, 2020

2020 Black Book Physician Practice Advisory Survey Awards Top Value-Based Care Consultants Rating to CareAllies

Black Book Research announced the top physician practice and medical organization consultants, as collected from nearly 2,400 providers in advisory outcomes, client experiences and satisfaction. In total, 36 consultant firms received crowd-sourced evaluations from the polls conducted between September 2019 and March 2020.


March 13, 2020

Several Physician Groups Join Forces to Form Iron City IPA

Internists Gordon Connor, MD and Michael Turner, MD, board member and Chairman, respectively, of Iron City IPA, an independent physician association managed by CareAllies, share how bringing 115 primary care physicians together provides community-based coordinated and localized care that is focused on patient experience .


March 01, 2020

Whole-Person Healthcare: Social determinants success begins with data

Dr. Joe Nicholson, chief medical officer at CareAllies, in this March AHIMA article discusses how social determinants success begins with data.


September 17, 2019

A New Approach to Health Plan-Provider Collaboration

Beckie Croes, senior vice president, Provider Engagement and Management Services of CareAllies, talks about partnering with Arcadia.io, a population health management company, to  provide actionable insights at the point of care. By leveraging health plan data, CareAllies is helping health care leaders reduce their documentation burden through the use of the data platform Arcadia Analytics.


September 17, 2019

Texas Physician Using EHR Patient Portal For Risk Management

Internist, Esteban N. Berberian, MD, who is part of Renaissance Physicians, an independent physician association managed by CareAllies, shares why he is a proponent of EHRs. Working as a solo practice physician in Channelview, TX, Dr. Berberian explains how he uses his EHR patient portal as a risk management tool as part of his strategy to improve patient outcomes.


August 19, 2019

CareAllies Earns Top Value-Based Care Consultants Rating, 2019 Black Book Physician Practice Advisory Survey

Black Book Market Research shares notable survey finding that 93% of all physician organization decision-makers are considering value-based care contracting in 2020 and will enlist the services of a consultant firm for lack of internal resources to evaluate, transform and implement successful VBC systems.


May 21, 2018

Physician Groups Undertake Organizational Mandate to Transform From Volume to Value & Not Sell Out to Hospitals

Black Book Market Research discusses the provider demand for advisors with expertise in value-based care, physician engagement, analytics and culture change climbs sharply. CareAllies ranks #1 in Black Book's 2018 report: Top Value‐based Transformation Solutions.


December 05, 2017

Three Ways Technology Can Support Providers as You Transition To Value-based Care

Chief Medical Information Officer of CareAllies, John Parente, MD, shares insights on the implementation of technology for value-based care in this Health Management Technology article.


November 15, 2017

Lessons Learned From the Trenches of Healthcare Policy

President of CareAllies, Julian Harris, MD, MBA, discusses with Healthcare Informatics the many layers of healthcare federal rulemaking


November 01, 2017

Crafting a Comprehensive MACRA Strategy

President of CareAllies, Julian Harris, MD, MBA, writes about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and preparing physician organizations for change in the November 2017 issue of HFM Magazine.


October 23, 2017

HealthCombix Expands Healthcare Blockchain Advisory Board

Matt Conboy, Population Health Management Operations Manager at CareAllies, joins the advisory board of a Nashville tech start-up, HealthCombix.


July 21, 2017

Achieving Population Health Success: A Longitudinal Alignment of Shared Values

Director of Practice Transformation at CareAllies, Nicole Deaner, shares insights about three important areas of focus organizations should consider for transformation in this Becker’s Hospital Review article.


November 09, 2016

How MACRA Legislation Advances Value-based Care Reimbursement

Senior Vice President of Provider Engagement at CareAllies, Beckie Croes, speaks with HealthPayerIntelligence.com and provides her viewpoints on how MACRA legislation will impact health payers in the coming years.


Press Releases

March 24 2020

CareAllies names Casey McKeon as president

Casey McKeon has been named president of CareAllies, a Cigna company that works side-by-side with independent physicians to accelerate their transition to value-based care.

In this role, McKeon will focus on further connecting care between patients and providers with value-based care solutions that help reduce health care costs, while improving quality and overall care experiences.


January 22 2020

CareAllies names Dr. Joseph Nicholson chief medical officer

CareAllies, a Cigna company, has named Joseph (Joe) M. Nicholson, III, D.O., chief medical officer.

In this role, Dr. Nicholson will lead clinical operations, including medical and behavioral management, case management, and disease management. He will provide strategic direction, operational oversight, and thought leadership for all clinical programs at CareAllies.


August 20 2019

CareAllies Rated #1 Consultative Partner for Physician Organizations Transitioning to Value-Based Care Models

CareAllies, a Cigna company, was named the top-rated Value-Based Care (VBC) Consultant for Physician Practices for a second consecutive year by Black Book Market Research, an independent health care market research company. The rating measures client satisfaction across five VBC functions: clinical transformation, financial transformation, care coordination, accountable care contracting and risk share models.


June 09 2016

Cigna Launches New Company to Deliver Proven Systems, Capabilities and Management Services to More Health Care Providers

The nation’s health care system is moving from volume to value, yet it remains fragmented and complex. Health care providers are facing increased pressure to move from fee-for-service to value-based payment, yet current market solutions to accelerate this journey have been criticized as too rigid to meet complex provider needs. Cigna has partnered with health care providers for many years to help them align their financial incentives with patient health outcomes, resulting in joint success through shared risk.


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