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One way physicians can succeed in
value-based care is through CINs. A CIN
is a group of separate practices - each
with a unique Tax Identification Number
(TIN) - collaborating to demonstrate value,
meet quality metrics, and improve patient
outcomes. This is a direct response to the
evolving health care delivery system, which
is moving rapidly toward value-based
care led by passage of MACRA and its
accompanying regulations. This guidance
outlines the use of MIPS reporting and
development of Alternative Payment
Models (APMs).

greater value for the health care dollar,
while rewarding participating physicians
for their work. PAMED plans to advance
these networks by providing physicians
with the knowledge, tools, and confidence
In a physician-owned and physician-led that patients are receiving the best, most
CIN, physicians are not only "at the table," appropriate care possible throughout the
but are creating and implementing the entire continuum of care provided.
local approach collectively. The more
physicians understand the value of physiThis means physician engagement must
cian-driven networks, the more successful occur at a granular level. Physician-created
and sustainable they will be as health care initiatives, with input and buy-in from
leaders. It will also increase professional the entire network, and resulting in better
satisfaction - a very important part of overall coordination, are a cornerstone
who physicians are, and something that of success. This will allow physicians to
A well-led CIN provides the infra- has recently been at an all-time low.
directly affect health outcomes for large
structure to efficiently, effectively, and
populations of patients while also being
comprehensively address the known
The ultimate goal is for CINs to serve able to bend the cost curve, as the market
issues in health care for the foreseeable as the high-performing, local catalysts for so desperately needs.
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future, and an established physician-led,
physician-owned network to efficiently
address the unknown health care shifts
of tomorrow.



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