Understanding the integrated delivery network (IDN)

WellFirst Health addresses the challenge of creating a long-term, sustainable health care solution by transforming the health care model.

We collaborate with primary care physicians, specialists and pharmacies across our network to provide the best-personalized care possible. With our integrated approach and focus on the doctor-patient relationship, we bring innovative care and coverage model to the St. Louis region.

What is an IDN or coordinated care network?

An IDN is a formal system of providers and sites that provide both health care and health insurance to patients. For example, WellFirst Health provides insurance coverage, and SSM Health provides health care services, both inpatient hospital and outpatient medical groups. We all work together to provide the best possible care and service to our patients and member population.

How does this benefit the member?

The integration allows us to align goals, priorities, operations, and economic incentives across the system. With this increase in communication and goal alignment, we can deliver high-quality, coordinated care to patients within our network.

WellFirst Health logo with Coordinated Network

Coordinated network, physicians with arrow to insurance, with arrow to hospitals, with arrow back to physicians, and member in the center.