VHAN Offers Employers a Path to Better Healthcare Outcomes

A growing number of companies are turning to high-performance clinical networks and value-based health plan strategies to reverse current healthcare trends. Recent studies show that more than half of employers plan to implement ACOs, high-performance networks and a market-to-market approach within the next three years, either directly or through their carrier.

Proven Results in Delivering Value-Based Care

VHAN has been providing employers with value-based health care options since 2012. We have a proven track record of improving the health outcomes of our patients and bending the current cost curve in health plan spend. VHAN has delivered market-leading savings, quality, patient experience and overall performance for employers, health plans and patients for six consecutive years.

In our most recent reporting year (2019), VHAN achieved 100% of quality goals and generated 3.9% savings of target expenses. Through this performance, we have helped employers save an average of $183.39 per member per year, compared to the market trend. During the same six-year period, the market experienced average per year increases of 2.5%. This performance has also enabled VHAN to reward its provider members for achieving these results, issuing almost $50 million in incentive payments from shared savings arrangements in the last six years.

Average Savings Per Member

Featured Carrier Collaborations

VHAN is proud to be the high-performance provider network for several leading carriers. Our featured collaborations include:

Aetna Whole Health Tennessee
This plan brings people, processes and technology together to deliver quality care for eligible employees. With a multi-year track record of success, we have proven the value of our collaboration as the preferred provider network for Aetna Whole Health. Click here to learn more.

NexusACO by UnitedHealthcare
This next-generation solution offers cost savings and improved results for your company, your employees and their families. In each of VHAN’s service areas, we are serving as the exclusive network powering the NexusACO. Click here to learn more.

TN Chambers Health
VHAN is proud to be a key part of TN Chambers Health, a collaboration between Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Aetna and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network to provide high-quality, affordable health plan options to businesses with 2-100 eligible employees. Click here to learn more.

Additional Offerings
VHAN is proud to work with all national insurance companies to power a wide variety of commercial and Medicare health plans, including:

  • Cigna Collaborative Accountable Care (CAC)
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO Contracts
  • Aetna PPO Contracts

Direct Health Plan Management
Give your company a direct line into how care is improved today and invented for tomorrow by working directly with VHAN. Health plans who contract directly with VHAN to manage the health and well-being of their employees and families are aligning with a proven, high-value provider-driven network built to deliver consistent, reliable, patient-centered results. VHAN currently manages the following health plans:

  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center
  • Erlanger Hospital
  • Jennie Stuart Health
  • Maury Regional Medical Center
  • Northcrest Hospital
  • University Health Systems (Univ of Tennessee)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • West Tennessee Healthcare
  • Williamson Medical Center

Medicare Shared Savings Programs (MSSP)
VHAN also powers several Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Click here to learn more.


Expansive Reach
VHAN’s robust network of the region’s most trusted and most preferred providers is committed to going the extra mile to ensure their adult and pediatric patients benefit from personalized support and enhanced resources to help them get healthy and stay healthy.

Expert Insights
VHAN is built for employers by the region’s largest employers. We know what it takes to manage the health of employees and the cost of benefits. We approach the health and productivity of your workforce with the same level of passion and insight as we do our own.

Expanded Resources
All providers in VHAN have access to important resources that can help elevate the care they deliver to your employees. These resources include:

  • Medication Management Services—The VHAN Pharmacy Team provides consulting on medication reconciliation to reduce costs while improving patient care and avoiding expensive health events such as emergency department visits or major illnesses.
  • Behavioral Health Support—VHAN’s Behavioral Health Team connects pediatric patients with important mental health resources across the state.
  • Care Management Services—VHAN has social workers, care coordinators and nursing staff to support your patients during care transitions and major health events, ensuring symptoms don’t slip through the cracks and lead to more serious health problems.

Endless Innovation
Whether it’s widely deploying telehealth capabilities or initiatives such as Vanderbilt Health On Call, an innovative new care option that sends a Vanderbilt nurse practitioner to employees wherever they are, we never quit pushing the healthcare status quo.

Ready for VHAN to help you improve quality, reduce costs and fuel greater productivity? Contact us today.