Pennsylvania-based Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield executives say the insurer is changing the care model across its seven-hospital Allegheny Health Network, linking claims data with clinical data to improve care. The company employs clinical transformation consultants who help providers transition to an accountable care model and has established a gain-sharing program with providers. Highmark also provides financial support for providers who need to invest in technology necessary to adopt the medical home model and operate within the integrated delivery system.

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