Committed to transforming the health of our Georgia communities.
Pathway to high-value care

Accountable Care Organizations

95 percent of WCP members participate in an ACO that's nationally ranked for quality care and cost savings

Bundle Payment

Bend the cost curve while improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries in our communities

Hospital Quality & Efficiency Program

Inpatient quality program in 11 WellStar hospitals showcases physician innovations in care pathways and best practices

Quality Initiatives & Metrics

Performance and reward parity for physicians fuels our team approach to care and mission to transform community health

Accountable Care Organization
Medicare and Commercial
  • 90 Percentile of well-coordinated care
  • 92% – Provider communication
  • 85% – Timely care appointments
  • The majority of our patients are seen within 14 days of discharge
  • Year after year improvement in quality scores
  • Latest ranking – 92%
  • Year after year decrease in total population spend

Well supported by Population Health Team and resources

  • WCP has developed a culture centered around patient outcomes and process improvements to achieve key metric targets in the HQEP dashboard developed by WCP physician leaders and champions at the local chapter level. The HQEP drives inpatient performance and improves care pathways to optimize patient outcomes.
  • HQEP integrates and aligns WCP clinical expertise into the hospital’s performance to enhance clinical, operational and patient experience scores. In its second year, performance in 13 of the 14 quality metrics determined by hospital-based physician champions at the local WCP chapter level have realized steady improvements from baseline:
  • Diabetes: Basal Bolus Order Set
  • PSI-07: CLABSI Rate
  • SEP-1: Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock
  • Patient Experience
  • Readmissions
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • PSI-03: Pressure Ulcer
  • EB Admit Decisions to Admission Time
  • PSI-12: Perioperative PE DVT Rate
  • Mortality
  • Significant improvement in patient experience ratings found via implementation of bedside interdisciplinary rounds (IDRs)
Hospital Quality
& Efficiency Program
Quality Initiatives and Metrics
  • Allows physicians real-time knowledge of performance through interactive dashboards
  • Streamlined across payor programs
  • Narrow focus to enable greatest impact