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