Collaboration between Ortho Rhode Island, UnitedHealthcare aims to boost value-based care


PROVIDENCE – Ortho Rhode Island has collaborated with UnitedHealthcare to dedicate more resources to care coordination among Ortho RI's providers and primary care physicians.

The Ortho RI partnership of Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Foundry Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and South County Orthopedics (and West Bay Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, which will join later this year), was created in December 2016. It came about when physicians from those competing practices met and talked about their shared desire to fulfill the "triple aim" of health care – improved patient care, improved patient health and reduced cost – and add fun to the equation, Mary Ellen Ashe, Ortho RI executive director, told Providence Business News.

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