At the core of Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association are the services we provide to our members—from care management to quality assurance to contracting. Our members include more than 898 physicians affiliated with Rochester General Hospital and Newark Wayne Community Hospital.
Happier physicians caring for healthier patients. More time for the relationships that strengthen prevention and treatment. Health care could look like this.
Care management—partnering to improve patient health and outcomes
At the heart of our organization are our patient-centered care management programs, including in-practice and in-home interventions by medical professionals. These teams—comprised of social workers, registered nurses, clinical pharmacists and others—work to remove the obstacles between you and the care and attention you want to give to every patient.
In 2007, we took an active role in care management in more than 50% of our primary care physicians’ practices. Our efforts included:
- 1:1 case management
- home visits and monitoring
- medication monitoring and advice
- group educational sessions for patients
- community referrals
- patient and family education
- preventive services
Physicians regularly report back to us that these services not only improve patient care, compliance, and outcomes, but also relieve their practices of some of the administrative burden.
Quality assurance—a commitment to evidence-based medicine
GRIPA has a long history of supporting evidence-based medicine, quality improvement programs, and physician accountability to standards of care. Through our GRIPA Connect™ Clinical Integration program, we are further formalizing our care standards through agreed-upon clinical guidelines.
Our approach has always been patient-centered. Our standards and guidelines are developed by our physicians, who bring intimate knowledge of their patients and local standards as well as national benchmarks. Read more about how we support our physicians through our quality assurance efforts.
Insurer contracts—managing the business of medicine
On behalf of its members, GRIPA negotiates contracts with health insurers. Because of our value-added services to GRIPA physicians, we are able to provide a physician panel with solid patient outcomes, extraordinary patient satisfaction scores and lower utilization of expensive health care interventions through effective prevention and treatment.
Clinical Integration—what’s next for health care
GRIPA Connect™ Clinical Integration is our newest initiative aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of health care. This program creates a connected community of physicians, hospitals, labs and imaging facilities. Physicians share electronic access to patient records, benefit from care management services, and abide by formal, evidence-based clinical guidelines.
The GRIPA Connect Web Portal is online now, and in use by physicians who have enrolled in Clinical Integration. If you are eligible and have not already signed a GRIPA Connect Clinical Integration contract, we invite you to do so. Reach us
or at 585.922.1525. Learn more about the benefits of GRIPA Connect.
We welcome your active participation in GRIPA. You must be a member of either the Rochester General Physicians Organization or the Wayne County Physicians Organization. Contact us about joining GRIPA and we’ll walk you through the process.
Stay up to date
We communicate regularly with our members via newsletters, faxed or emailed GRIPA Alerts, meetings, and other channels. View some of our most recent news.