UM decision making is based only on appropriateness of care and service and existence of coverage. AppleCare Medical Group does not specifically reward practitioners or other individuals for issuing denials of coverage or care. Financial incentives for UM decision makers do not encourage decisions that result in underutilization. Practitioners are not prohibited from advocating on behalf of the member and are advised of the following:
AppleCare provides physicians the necessary support services to navigate healthcare’s changing landscape while maintaining their independence and autonomy in the delivery of compassionate patient care. By joining AppleCare, you will discover a group of like-minded medical professionals that share your vision of helping through healing -- medical professionals who appreciate the challenge of working with and improving the health of your patients. We invite you to become a part of a team of dedicated medical professionals providing quality, compassionate care to patients in an environment that empowers and rewards you for your dedication and effort.
Maintaining an independent physician practice in today’s healthcare world can be challenging. Technology and reimbursement are changing in ways that make it difficult for small practitioners to manage and compete. AppleCare supports independent practices with a variety of tools and opportunities and brand and marketing alignment. Our alignment with the Optum brand means we have resources to help grow our affiliated physician groups. We work directly with independent brokers to help them understand the added benefits of AppleCare for the patients they enroll.
AppleCare can provide affiliated practices with an array of practice solutions to streamline operations and maximize their bottom line.
Practice Management / Electronic Health Record Consulting: We can help choose a product and support you through implementation, including locum support.
Concierge Practice Support: Our practice coaches help assess workflows and optimize your staff’s time by recommending process changes that make your practice more productive.
For more information on joining AppleCare:
Call: 1-800-460-5051, TTY 711
Submit a letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org