Nobilis Health said today it launched Concertis, a business developing a technology platform for new payment and delivery methodologies, such as bundled payments.
The Houston, Texas-based company named former Baker Donelson health law partner Marissa Arreola as the new divisional president of Concertis.
“Concertis’ proprietary technology platform coupled with its commitment to developing unique bundled payment networks will result in high quality health care without the financial and administrative burdens of traditional fee-for service model,” prez Arreola said in prepared remarks.
Concertis aims to connect independent physicians and health care facilities to payers to offer alternatives to traditional fee-for-service models, the company said. The company said Concertis will negotiate with insurance companies and self-insured employers to combine reimbursements into single bundles that would cover all services in a patient’s episode of care.
The newly formed business will aggregate patient data from multiple platforms to manage specific diseases and episodes of care, the company said.
“Bundled payments and performance based healthcare are going to be the driving force of healthcare as the industry moves to more efficient and cost effective delivery of healthcare services. Nobilis is positioning itself to be at the forefront of this movement by investing in the talent and technology today. We have acquired some of the top talent in Texas in both healthcare, with Ms. Arreola, and technology, with Lee McMillian, Ph.D., Nobilis’ Vice President of IT. These two executives have led the development of these types of programs at multi-billion dollar enterprises. As we roll out the Concertis model we expect it will contribute a significant number of patients to our network of physicians to supplement our proven technology based marketing model,” CEO Harry Fleming said in a press release.