Two physician-led, not-for-profit health plans serving different regions in upstate New York have formed a "strategic alliance" to develop strategies around managing population health.
"This strategic alliance will allow each of our plans to remain independent and highly responsive to the needs of our respective communities," Michael W. Cropp, MD, president/CEO of Independent Health, said in prepared remarks.
"This is not a merger, but a unique alliance to exchange and implement ideas and strategies that are essential to continue driving sustainable healthcare. The learning and discipline that will come from working together will greatly accelerate our respective abilities to meet the needs of our provider partners and our customers."
The two plans said the alliance would allow them to: