JeffCare (Our PHO)
JeffCare is Jefferson’s vehicle for collaboration with and alignment between independent physician practices, Jefferson’s employed physician practices and Jefferson’s hospitals.
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based health care is well underway. We recognize that every practice is at a different stage of restructuring to meet this challenge. To accommodate your specific requirements, we offer JeffCare Alliance and JeffCare PHO as two flexible options to support your practice’s health care delivery organization, measurement and reimbursement.
JeffCare Alliance is Jefferson’s Clinically Integrated Network, our vehicle coordinating care across affiliated providers including independent and employed primary care physicians, specialist, hospitals and ambulatory sites. The Alliance’s mission is to achieve efficiencies in the delivery of care, to implement evidence-based clinical protocols to enhance patient outcomes and to partner with payers to develop contracts that drive definable clinical improvement and add value to patients and participating physicians.
Opportunities for Collaboration
JeffCare Alliance extends our mission through close collaboration with the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), an organization founded by Jefferson Health System and co-owned by its high-quality partners. Physicians joining JeffCare Alliance have the opportunity to benefit from resources and contracts co-developed by Jefferson and deployed through DVACO.
JeffCare Alliance Partners/Co-owners include:
- Main Line Health
- Doylestown Health
- Holy Redeemer Hospital
- Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
JeffCare Alliance Member Benefits consist of the following:
- Shared savings under value-based contracts
- Care coordination support
- PCMH certification support
- Jefferson branding opportunities
- No annual membership fee
JeffCare Alliance members are expected to meet JeffCare credentialing standards and work with JeffCare to improve the quality and efficiency of health care services provided to the populations that JeffCare serves.
JeffCare PHO is Jefferson's Physician Hospital Organization (PHO), our vehicle enabling Jefferson and independent physician partners to work cooperatively to improve payer negotiations. Our dedicated team of professionals currently supports more than 1,100 member practices, offering convenient, single-source, messenger model managed care services.
JeffCare Member Benefits
- Contracts with more than 20 payers
- Delegated credentialing and plan enrollment services Payer liaison services
- Access to group purchasing contracts
- Computerized health record technologies at discounted costs
- Access to our secure web portal offering training and education resources for physicians and staff covering topics ranging from ICD-10 medical classifications to payer policies and billing compliance
JeffCare physician members are also included as providers in JeffPlus, Jefferson’s employee benefit plan. The plan’s design encourages the more than 35,000 employees and their families within the Jefferson Health System to use the healthcare services provided by JeffPlus practices.
For more information, please contact us by phone at 215-955-4728 or by e-mail at JeffCare@jeffersonhospital.org.