Chicago’s VillageMD, a national primary care provider, Wednesday announced it has expanded into Michigan. The company aims to offer physicians the solutions and services they need to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient and physician satisfaction, and lower the total cost of care.
Novi-based Envision Medical Group, which has more than 60 providers in nine metro-Detroit locations, will serve as VillageMD-Michigan’s flagship provider partner.
“VillageMD is an essential partner. They provide the right mix of clinical innovation, tools, and resources that we need to work smarter, so we can spend less time focused on administrative needs, and more time treating our patients on our own terms,” says Jim Schoeck, CEO of Envision Medical Group.
“In partnership with VillageMD, we can seamlessly transition to a value-based reimbursement model which not only benefits our practice but benefits our patients by ensuring that they continue to receive the high-quality, cost-effective care they deserve.”
Practices using VillageMD will leverage its data analytics, physician-based care coordination, and on-the-ground support resources.
VillageMD’s clinical care model also helps its physician partners provide more personalized attention, education, and support to patients via integrated care teams of health coaches, diabetes educators, pharmacists, and resource coordinators to address patients’ medical, emotional, and social needs.
Provider partners also gain access to VillageMD’s docOS, a primary care-centered technology system that offers real-time access to actionable patient insights. The system extracts and analyzes patient clinical, financial, and payer data from practice management systems, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and socio-economic data sources across the care continuum.
“We are excited to bring to Michigan physicians an enhanced model of primary care, especially now when they are seeking greater resources, support, and validation,” says Tim Barry, CEO of VillageMD. “We look forward to helping Envision Medical Group and practices across the state make an impact on the everyday health of the communities they serve.”
VillageMD’s model of care is available across multiple markets and all patient populations – commercial, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid. VillageMD has grown to include more than 2,500 physicians across eight markets and $2.8 billion in health-care spending.