Relationship creates informed decisions through transparency and
collaboration to improve quality and affordability of healthcare for
MASON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
IPG, a recognized industry leading provider of Device Benefit
Management™ (DBM) solutions, is pleased to announce a strategic
collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to implement broad
and versatile DBM solutions within their Ohio markets. Through a
transparent, collaborative approach, the implementation will drive
differentiation for Anthem, with the ultimate objective of driving more
affordable, high quality care for consumers.
As the largest health plan in Ohio, serving 3.3 million members, the
relationship with IPG allows them to evaluate and benchmark using deep
data intelligence and decision support to devise and implement
appropriate strategies and collaborative DBM models with their
healthcare providers, device manufacturers and other key stakeholders.
“At Anthem, we are focused on delivering the best healthcare value to
our customers, and our strategic collaboration with IPG aligns with
these goals,” said Jan Persinger, Vice President, Provider Engagement &
Contracting for Anthem in Ohio.
IPG will deliver proven savings through their end-to-end managed service
solution and provide data transparency and industry standards that align
with Anthem’s objective of payment for optimal cost and quality to the
benefit of employers and consumers.
“At IPG, we are passionate about driving improved cost and quality with
better outcomes in a way that is transparent, collaborative and
effective,” said Jay Ethridge, president & CEO for IPG. “The entire IPG
team is passionate about our ability to implement the partnership with
precision, speed and scale and is committed to providing Anthem with
actionable information that they can share with their stakeholders to
make more informed healthcare practice decisions.”
IPG was recently recognized for their industry leadership on Fox
Business News, Bloomberg and CNBC, with referenceable customers speaking
to their proven DBM model and savings and launch of IPG PathFinder 360™,
the Cost and Quality Spotlight for Implantable Procedures.
As the Device Benefit Management (DBM) leader, IPG provides transparent
end-to-end implant management and predictive analytical solutions,
establishing the industry standard around cost, quality and safety to
drive accessibility and affordability of care. The company has pioneered
a unique DBM model which streamlines the management and delivery of
implantable devices by working directly with health plans, clinical
providers, facilities and medical device manufacturers. IPG delivers
implant intelligence surrounding the overall cost and quality of
healthcare being delivered, adding transparency and predictability of
spend in tandem with the implementation of quality and safety metrics
necessary to drive and reward best practices. Through collaborative
partnerships that drive physician alignment, and employer and patient
satisfaction, this approach ensures that patients receive increased
access to affordable and innovative life-saving and life-enhancing
device-intensive medical therapies. For more information about IPG, call
us at 1-866-753-0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Community
Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield
Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem
Insurance Companies, Inc.The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and
symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield in Ohio is available at www.anthem.com.
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Kerry L. Perry, 770-753-0046
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Kim Ashley, 513-445-0191