Clinical Integrated Networks (Cin)

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Topic: Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN) With the onset of value-based payment models, primary care physicians and specialists are reorganizing to form networks in order to improve patient care while reducing operating costs and duplication of services to patients. Clinically Integrated Networks are one type of these physician-led networks. In 1996, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defined clinically integrated networks with certain requirements that exempted CINs from anti-trust law. The requirements that CINs must have are as follows: • Ability to monitor and control the utilization of medical care services, thereby controlling costs and ensuring quality of care. • CI network physicians motivated in improving these efficiencies are
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