Physician Leaders

agilon health is the long-term solution for leading local physician groups that want to focus on outcomes: better care and experience for patients, higher physician satisfaction, growth of their practices and financial security through a total cost of care model.

The total care model

We are fortunate that we have found a partner in agilon health who believes in the superior performance of independent practice. This is a rarity.

– Gary Pinta MD, President, Pioneer Physicians Network & President, Ohio Independent Collaborative

The Platform

Built for physicians by physicians, the agilon platform is delivered through our local partnership to empower our physician partners to rapidly flip to a global risk model for Medicare.

Physicians on the platform benefit from:

Payor Engagement: In each community, agilon connects multiple payors, patients and physicians into a single platform to create a single experience for patients and physicians.

Data Integration: The platform integrates payor data, EMR data, labs, pharmacies and other third-party outlets. It also extracts financial, clinical and social determinants data. All of this is presented for easy consumption by physicians to improve the quality of care.

Clinical Programs: agilon health and the partner physicians develop actionable playbooks based on patient data and local care delivery successes, and that growing insight is shared on the platform so that others can stand up clinical programs based on lessons learned.

Quality: The platform provides ways to expand access, reduce cost and improve patient relationships. More than 90 percent of providers surveyed believe programs delivered through the agilon network enabled physician partners to provide better care.

Education and Communication: agilon health enables physician partners to be armed with accurate information about Medicare Advantage to enable physicians to communicate and educate with their patient who are approaching Medicare eligibility or who are already eligible and who are interested in a Medicare Advantage plan and connect them with the appropriate resources if they choose to enroll in Medicare Advantage.

Performance Analytics: The platform offers peer-to-peer performance comparisons on care at the physician, population and network level. The quality and cost dashboards are constantly updated so that physicians can share information on best practices.

Financial Management: The platform helps physician groups build a common approach agnostic of payor and begin to take greater control of the payment aspects of managing the premium dollar.

National Policy: The platform is a source of information and conversation on issues of importance to primary-care physicians, from telehealth to contracting to Medicare Advantage payments. agilon health helps unite the voices of community-based physician leaders to advance policy in Washington, D.C.

Direct Contracting Model: Enables our physician partners to expand our Total Care Model to patients enrolled in traditional Medicare through the CMS Innovation Center Direct Contracting Model.

Network Effect

agilon health physician partners are driven and entrepreneurial. They have chosen to remain independent. Yet they also value collaboration. As the agilon health network grows, so do the voices of the physicians who are part of it. They are able to share ideas with peers across the country, many of whom are leaders in their communities. The physicians in the agilon health network share a desire for healthcare that is rooted in outcomes. And there is indeed a network effort of pooling that strength and accelerating change, market by market.

News From Our Physician Partners

WDTN logoWDTN 2 News First at 4 highlights Roll Up Your Sleeves campaign sponsored by PriMed Physicians.

WDTN 2 News First at 4 highlights Roll Up Your Sleeves campaign sponsored by PriMed Physicians Watch here.

Internal Medicine News logoInternal Medicine News features Dr. Shelly L. Dunmyer from Medical Home Primary Care Center in Zanesville, Ohio.

The story highlights how rural physicians face new obstacles during the pandemic and their innovative solutions. Click here to read the story.

Kevin Spencer, MD, was interviewed by KXAN Austin about the national PSA campaign that Premier Physicians, along with Austin Regional Clinic and Capital Clinic, participated in encouraging seniors to take care of their health during the pandemic.

Kevin Spencer, MD, was interviewed by KXAN Austin about the national PSA campaign that Premier Physicians, along with Austin Regional Clinic and Capital Clinic, participated in encouraging seniors to take care of their health during the pandemic. Watch here.

WWAY logoWWAY News at 11 highlights the Wilmington 60 Strong Ambassadors and features Naydi Nazario, one of the winners.

WWAY News at 11 highlights the Wilmington 60 Strong Ambassadors and features Naydi Nazario, one of the winners. Watch here.

Fox61 logoFox 61 Morning News highlights the Central Connecticut 60 Strong Campaign, sponsored by Starling Physicians and interviews Sarit Patel, MD, from Starling Physicians.

Fox 61 Morning News highlights the Central Connecticut 60 Strong Campaign, sponsored by Starling Physicians and interviews Sarit Patel, MD, from Starling Physicians. Watch here.

CMS.gov logoHistorically Low Medicare Advantage Premiums for 2021:

CMS announced the average 2021 premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decline 34.2 percent from 2017 while plan choice, benefits, and enrollment continue increase. The Medicare Advantage average monthly premium will be the lowest in 14 years. To read the full announcement, click here.

healthline logoHow Are Rural Areas Doing with COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Jeff James, the CEO, Wilmington Health, was cited in “Healthline” as an example of how rural areas are doing COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to read the story.

WGRZ logoWGRZ-TV Interviews Jesenia Cruz, MD, and Buffalo 60 Strong Ambassador, Karen Calandra, RN. Dr. Cruz and Karen share the power of taking charge of your own health and living life to the fullest.

WGRZ-TV Interviews Jesenia Cruz, MD, and Buffalo 60 Strong Ambassador, Karen Calandra, RN. Dr. Cruz and Karen share the power of taking charge of your own health and living life to the fullest. Dr. Cruz also discusses the Senior Care Advantage One program and the Medicare Resource available during the Annual Enrollment Period. Watch here.

agilon health logoLeaders are revealed during crisis.

Click here to read about how physician practices making unprecedented changes during the pandemic

WKBW LogoWKBW-TV, an ABC-affiliated television station, highlights the Buffalo 60 Strong Contest with an interview with John Notaro, MD.

Twelve ambassadors in their 60s who represent what it takes to be inspiring in mind, body or spirit, will be selected to appear on a special Buffalo 60 Strong calendar. Perhaps they’ve achieved exceptional levels of fitness or are passionately fighting chronic conditions. A panel of celebrity judges will choose inspirational area residents. The winners will be announced on the website on September 18, 2020. Watch here.

WKBW LogoWKBW highlights Buffalo 60 Strong Campaign Calendar and Interviews Dr. Cruz from Buffalo Medical Group and Ms. December, Karen.

Buffalo 60 Strong is a celebration of grit and resilience and is sponsored by Buffalo Medical Group physicians. Watch here.

Dr. Bill Wulf, CEO of Central Ohio Primary Care, and Scott Miller, President of Seniority Benefits Group, discuss key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Dr. Bill Wulf, CEO of Central Ohio Primary Care, and Scott Miller, President of Seniority Benefits Group, discuss key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Watch here.

Austin Regional Clinic Physicians are Piloting the use of Apple Watches to Improve Patient Experience. 

ARC doctors are piloting the use of Apple Watches to capture patient visit data for electronic health records.  Combining artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing, the technology from Notable Health uses an Apple Watch to record and digitize the physician-patient conversation, securely capturing key data for the patient’s electronic file…Read More

New Survey Shows Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) Physician Satisfaction Rivals Consumer Loyalty to Beloved Corporate Brands

At a time when primary care physicians are increasingly disgruntled about their work environment and physician burnout reaches an all-time high, the physicians at Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) are more satisfied and… Read More

Cases of painful, contagious childhood disease sees increase

KXAN checked in with a local doctor to find out if the cases are still on the rise. Dr. Michael Gennrich with the Austin Regional Clinic says the illness usually impacts kids under the age of five but says it can spread to older kids and adults in a less severe form… Read More

ARC Leads the Way in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) is  now recruiting 250 ARC patients from across Central Texas to enroll in a late phase Pfizer clinical trial. It is intended to prove the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine, which will potentially allow Pfizer to be the first to bring a vaccine to market. Read More.

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COVID Care Connection: BMG Physician Assistant and Patient Bond During Pandemic

In the first story of WBFO’s new series, “The Toll: Western New York Stories of Loss & Survival in a Pandemic,” reporter Kyle Mackie sheds light on one unusually strong relationship forged at the hospital bedside of a COVID-19 patient. Read More

Pioneer Physician Network Collaborates to Provide a Navigator for Seniors in Need of Orthopedic Care

Pioneer has teamed up with the Summa Health System to offer Ortho Navigator, an experienced nurse who holds the patient’s hand through the process – whether or not that includes surgery. Read More

Pivoting to Telehealth – Overnight

Prior to March of this year, Central Ohio Primary Care did not provide telehealth visits. By mid-June, COPC had completed over 90,000 video visits. Surveys say, telehealth is here to stay. Read More.