|By PR Newswire||
|September 7, 2012 06:33 PM EDT||
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aarches Community Health Care is seeking like minded physicians who want to partner in providing value based care to their patients. This outreach is in response to a new study by Dr. Tait Shanafelt of the Mayo Clinic which reported nearly half of physicians showing signs of significant "burnout" and evidence of "depersonalization" leading these doctors to look at their patients as objects more than people. A clear problem leading to much needed reform in the health care plans for Utah.
Aarches Health's Medical Officer, Douglas Smith, MD, comments, "Our front line doctors in Utah are feeling the heavy weight placed on them by the broken Fee For Service reimbursement model of health care. Until we engage physicians and patients in a mutually beneficial relationship based on shared responsibility and robust non-volume based financial incentives we will continue down this insane path which is fracturing our front line health provider safety net."
This is where Aarches Health's plan for providing a Value Based Care model for Utah will help make a positive change to the Insurance and Health Care models currently in place.
"It's about aligning incentives between patient and doctor in search of the now elusive health care Win-Win partnership", notes Doug. Last September the Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search conducted a survey reporting over 86% of US physicians were moderately to severely stressed or burned out on an average day with about two-thirds stating their stress had increased moderately to dramatically in the preceding three years with little organizational response to their plight. "We look to be a new health care model in the Utah market which will align incentives of the patient and physician which can empower physicians to practice the way they thought they would when leaving medical school."
Aarches welcomes engagement from all physicians, but especially primary care providers looking for a new model to care for their patients providing higher quality care, robust value based reimbursement, and heightened professional satisfaction. Aarches is currently in the process of finalizing their first list of providers.
Interested physicians and providers can email Dr. Smith for more information at ProviderRelations@aarcheshealth.org.
About Aarches Community Health Care
Aarches Community Health Care is a Utah 501c non-profit corporation that received start-up and solvency funding under the Affordable Care Act's Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program (section 1322) to become a member-owned health plan covering all 29 counties of Utah. For more information, please visit www.AarchesHealth.org or call 866.207.8003.
SOURCE Aarches Community Health Care