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Join UNC Health Alliance

New models of payment and care delivery require an integrated medical neighborhood dedicated to provider success. UNC Health Alliance provides the opportunity for independent providers to benefit from UNC Health’s reputation, technology, and infrastructure to integrate services across the medical neighborhood and to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to the residents of North Carolina.

What is a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN)?

A clinically integrated network is a group of hospitals and providers who collaboratively make a commitment to performance improvement with a focus on population health to improve the quality and efficiency of care for the patients they serve. Clinically integrated networks seek to accomplish the Quadruple Aim:

  • Improve patient experience
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Lower cost of care
  • Improve provider experience

How does a practice or provider join UNC Health Alliance?

Participation involves signing a formal agreement that is a commitment to the policies and procedures of the clinically integrated network. All members of a practice must join.

Are there fees or exclusivity to join UNC Health Alliance?

There is no exclusive membership requirement and there is no membership fee.

What are the eligibility requirements for providers?

Credentialing providers requires an active professional license, active DEA, medical practice insurance, and Board Certification. Providers must also have a desire to clinically integrate their practices with UNC Health and other participating independent practices.

Does UNC Health Alliance require hospital admitting privileges?

No, members of UNC Health Alliance can be in good standing on the medical staff of a UNC Health affiliated hospital or meet other criteria as determined by the Board.

How will UNC Health Alliance affect provider compensation?

UNC Health Alliance supports our members through a variety of contracting payor mechanisms ranging from quality incentive programs to premium-based relationships.

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