The Centegra Health & Wellness Network (CHWN) is a clinically integrated healthcare network that encompasses Centegra’s independent and employed medical staff, hospitals and ancillary affiliates. CHWN is a contracting and care management organization that provides access to payer contracts for participating physicians. The network also provides an infrastructure to manage payer contracts as required by the result of healthcare reform initiatives driven by commercial payers and governmental payers.
Effective January 1, 2013, CHWN became a participating medical network with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) HMO Illinois and Blue Advantage HMO plans. The goal of CHWN is to not only improve the delivery of healthcare, but also enhance provider accountability, coordination and processes to ensure better patient health outcomes.
CHWN’s purpose is to provide our physician partners with value-based payer contracts, offering incentives associated with high-quality performance and improvement. We also will share the financial risk in order to manage the overall cost of care. The creation and launch of CHWN is the result of more than a year of collaborative work between Centegra and our independent physicians, employed physicians and payers.