Working with Us
Patients with rheumatologic diseases are one of the most expensive groups for a payer to manage. As such, payers – and employers who self-insure — are important strategic partners in United Rheumatology’s mission to optimize the independent practice of rheumatology. Payer collaboration makes it possible to improve the quality of care, minimize or eliminate administrative inefficiencies while maintaining or reducing the cost of treating patients with rheumatologic diseases. United Rheumatology embraces working with payers to design new, innovative models for risk sharing that are ultimately in service of the patient.
Rheumatology Care Management
United Rheumatology offers health plan payers, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), employers and third-party administrators the opportunity to work with the industry’s leader in rheumatology care management. Our approach brings together over 500 independent rheumatologists from 34 states, treating over 900,000 patients into a collective EMR-enabled network for managing care of the most expensive category of therapy classes (inflammatory conditions).
With inflammatory conditions reaching an annual spend by commercial health plans over $150 PMPM and incurring a 15.3% trend in 2017, let United Rheumatology demonstrate the value a new physician-driven care delivery system can provide. United Rheumatology has developed focused shared savings programs to address the cost and quality of care in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis and lupus. We are ready to begin collaborative discussions on those programs with organizations representing our patients health care financing needs.