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10 Years of Service: New miniVHAN Season Reflects on VHAN’s History

Coinciding with VHAN’s 10th anniversary, the third season of the miniVHAN podcast looks back at the unique vision for VHAN and how the network launched amidst a major transition in health care from fee-for-service to value-based care following the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

New Report Details VHAN’s Impact in 2020

In 2020, VHAN focused on 11 key aims to drive quality performance and improve patient care. Our new Impact Report outlines how the network performed across these key aims, including several personal stories that detail how VHAN providers have made a difference in patients’ lives.

The Evolution of Primary Care With Dr. Zach Logan

As a family medicine physician at Weatherstone Family Wellness, a part of the Highpoint Health System, Dr. Logan and his colleagues balance preventive care such as cancer screenings with COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations for their patients in Portland, Tennessee.

VHAN Members Participate in Innovative Primary Care First Payment Model

VHAN is pleased to recognize members who are participating in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Primary Care First payment model (PCF).

Changemakers: Dr. Buchanan of Upper Cumberland Family Physicians Talks Importance of VHAN for Rural Providers

On a recent episode of VHAN’s miniVHAN Mondays podcast, Dr. Ernie Buchanan of Upper Cumberland Family Physicians (UCFP) and network Regional Medical Director for Cookeville, TN, talked about UCFP’s challenges as a rural practice, and why they rely on VHAN’s support as a clinically integrated network.

Women’s Group of Franklin Improves the Patient Experience With Streamlined Referrals

Women’s Group of Franklin was an early adopter of streamlined referral processes that better align primary and specialty care services with the ultimate goal of improving the patient experience.

New Care Paths Launch

Three new Care Paths are available to VHAN members, taking navigators, clinicians and specialists through an evidence-based approach to treatment for delirium, osteoarthritis and obesity.

Changemakers: VMG’s Dr. Catherine Stober Earns 97% AWV Completion

By implementing telehealth visits and prioritizing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) and regular physicals, Catherine Stober, MD, and her team at Vanderbilt Medical Group Green Hills achieved a 97% AWV completion rate in 2020.

Quality Improvement Case Study: Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

At Cool Springs Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, staff members didn’t waste any time prioritizing operational changes to their quality improvement process. These changes have allowed them to stay ahead of the curve and consistently meet the different measures set by multiple payors.

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