What is the Health Network?

Arkansas Health Network is a physician-driven, clinically integrated network initiative that builds on the strengths of participating providers to improve patient health, increase efficiency and enable physicians to succeed in today’s changing health care payment and delivery environments.

Together, with AHN, We’re Stronger

Arkansas Health Network provides participating physicians with tools to help them manage patients with complex medical needs through care coordination and information technology. AHN has access to significant resources to ensure that it will be successful with a variety of payer initiatives. The network also offers national clinical and technical resources in the form of advanced information technology, data analytics and other tools.

By working together through AHN, physicians and St. Vincent Health System can implement these and other systems more efficiently and in a more coordinated manner to provide physicians with the clinical information and other support they need to provide efficient, effective patient care that results in additional compensation.

The Bottom Line: Quality, Savings, Earnings

Through AHN, physicians will have access to new payment models and shared savings opportunities that will allow them to earn additional incentives based on quality improvements and cost savings. The combination of the network’s excellent participating physicians and St. Vincent’s high-quality, low-cost hospital network will enhance the appeal of AHN to payers and provide additional compensation opportunities.

Are You Eligible?

  • Physician groups desiring to participate in Arkansas Health Network must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Bill payers electronically for inpatient and outpatient care
  • Serve on physician-led AHN committees as reasonably requested
  • Remain eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs
  • Participate in AHN care improvement initiatives, including using disease registries and evidence-based protocol development and use
  • Be board-certified or demonstrate other clinical quality excellence
  • Execute the AHN Participation Agreement for physician groups