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CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners Launches Health Benefits Program to Expand Choice for Kentucky Employers


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March. 14, 2022) – CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners, a care management company, has launched a health benefits program to expand choice for employers across Kentucky. CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is offering Premier Program, a new way of delivering quality, compassionate care through a network of top-rated physicians and hospitals.

The clinically integrated network through care coordination provides employers with competitive health plan options that are focused on delivering high quality, affordable health services. The program is unique in design by helping to empower local employers with customized control and administrative efficiencies. Care coordination aims to improve population health and lower employer health plan costs.

“Our care coordination program is designed to meet the medical needs of each individual patient,” said Dorothy Lockhart, vice president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. “Unlike many such models, our care coordination program is physician-directed, which means it serves as an extension of the member’s own primary care provider.”

The program leverages the CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners and Anthem’s Blue Access PPO networks of providers to focus on all phases of member health, ranging from wellness to high-risk, complex care to palliative care. HealthComp, the nation’s leading independent benefits administrator, will administer the program.

For more information about the CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners and the Premier Plan, visit chisaintjosephhealthpartners.org.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners

CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is a care management company with a network of primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, ancillary services, skilled nursing facilities and agencies that collaborate to ensure that their patients conveniently receive the highest quality of care and value. Nearly 3,000 providers across Kentucky participate in the network. The company’s compassionate care management team, leveraging state-of-the-art information systems, coordinate care for patients of all ages, regardless of their location or the provider. In addition, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is the most advanced Medicare-certified Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Kentucky, and recognized in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners has been recognized four times among “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, and has been cited in several national reports and publications.

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Publish date: 

Monday, March 14, 2022

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