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Deaconess Care Integration Clinical Integration Program Vascular Surgery

Deaconess Care Integration Clinical Integration Program: Vascular Surgery

Vascmed, LLC.
In an effort to improve coordination of care and create programs that will result in achieving the “Three Part Aim” of providing improved care for the Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries we serve, better health for the populations we care for, and doing so in a financially sustainable manner, Deaconess Hospital, Evansville Surgical Associates, LLC and its participating physicians, in collaboration with DCI, formed Vascmed, LLC in March 2015.  
Under this arrangement, Vascmed, LLC, working in coordination with Evansville Surgical Associates, LLC and its participating physicians, provides management and related administrative services to Deaconess Hospital in connection with various vascular procedures performed at its Midtown campus and Gateway campus.  In addition, participating physicians work together to improve care for vascular surgery patients. For example, programs have been developed to promote and create collective accountability for:
  • Achieving Quality measure objectives
  • Improving patient satisfaction
  • Decreasing healthcare expenditures
The Vascmed, LLC joint venture allows Deaconess Hospital, Evansville Surgical Associates, LLC and its participating physicians to work in collaboration with DCI to create collective accountability and to facilitate the parties in achieving the goals and objectives of DCI, including the goals of the Next Generation ACO Model.
Better Experience of Care for Patients Better Health for Populations Reducing Health Care Expenditures
Improved education Decreased readmission rate Standardized processes & supplies
Patient-centered care Decreased infection rate Standardized medical implant vendor
Pathways based on best practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine Improved performance for designated quality measures Improved staffing efficiency

For specific questions regarding this or other Deaconess Care Integration programs, please contact:

Heather Koehler
Executive Director
Deaconess Care Integration

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit  The Medicare Site for ACO or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

Deaconess Care Integration, LLC is open Monday – Friday 8 AM to 5 PM CST
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