MERIDIAN, Idaho and POCATELLO, Idaho, October 17, 2018 – Blue Cross of Idaho and Rocky Mountain Physician Group, the new emergency physician group serving Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, have agreed to an in-network contract.
This new relationship includes an innovative “value-based” care arrangement that incentivizes both parties to work together to enhance the delivery of emergency medical care. Additionally, the contract is in-network as of April 14, 2018 (retro-active). The parties released the following statements upon execution of the agreement.
“We are pleased to announce a new in-network contract with Rocky Mountain Physicians Group, allowing Blue Cross of Idaho members to receive an in-network rate for emergency physician services at Portneuf Medical Center,” said Dave Jeppesen, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Blue Cross of Idaho. “Our agreement includes a new value-based care arrangement to improve healthcare quality at the lowest cost, consistent with our commitment to affordability for our members. Our customer service team is available for any of our members who received emergency room services at Portneuf Medical Center and may have any questions about a bill.”
“At Rocky Mountain Physician Group, our top priority is serving patients and providing access to the highest quality professional care in southeastern Idaho—by physicians invested in and aligned with the community,” said Dan Dallon, MD, President at Rocky Mountain Physician Group. “As our first agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho, this value-based arrangement provides a unique opportunity to continue improving the quality of care that we deliver to the patients of Portneuf Medical Center. Rocky Mountain welcomes patient contact and our team is ready and available to address any questions that members may have.”
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