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The way we practiced health care a decade ago is barely recognizable today. But VHAN has successfully navigated this sea change over the past 10 years by keeping our eye on what matters most—improved care delivery, better outcomes and true health equity.

Since 2012, VHAN members have consistently shown improved quality and cost metrics for our patients, meeting or exceeding national standards and surpassing the performance of other providers in the region. Every year, we have outperformed the expected cost trend for our market by an average of 2.5% per year. And most important, VHAN members consistently deliver high-quality care. Patients under VHAN management have 20% fewer ER visits and inpatient admissions than others in the market and receive 20% more of their key wellness and preventive care. Our quality and clinical performance has led to shared success in our financial results, and network members continue to achieve 100% performance on key quality metrics for certain payors.

These achievements have resulted in millions in shared savings and quality bonuses as part of value-based contract rewards. Over our 10 years, VHAN has distributed nearly $65 million to members in incentive payments with more than $167 million in total health plan savings.

We’ve produced this impact report to celebrate our achievements in 2021 leading into 2022. You’ll learn more about our shared successes, especially in the areas of utilization, quality, clinical program development, and pediatric and behavioral health. You’ll read individual patient stories that demonstrate the real impact of our work. And you’ll see what’s next for our innovative partnership.

Thank you to the providers, team members, practices, clinics and hospitals who make up this amazing network for your commitment to excellence. And thanks to all who have entrusted health care to us, including health plans, employers, brokers and, most important, our patients.

In health care, you can be affected by change, or you can be an agent of change. Together, we’ve chosen the latter. And that’s why we look forward to the next decade of driving transformation.

David R. Posch, MS
Executive Director, VHAN
Executive Vice President, Population Health

Cynthia Powell, MD
Chief Medical Officer, VHAN
Senior Vice President, Population Health

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