NEWS ALERT! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 18, 2017
Realizing that the nation’s health care system was moving in a clear direction away from payment for volume to payment for value, the St. Louis Physician Alliance (SLPA) was launched in early 2013 as a physician-led clinically integrated network (CIN) of providers prepared to be accountable for both quality and costs. What started as an idea among a dozen independent specialty physicians has grown to an organization with more than 500 physicians and over a hundred facility members.
SLPA is committed to deliver the highest quality health care in an efficient, integrated manner for the patients and communities we serve. We believe that accountable, evidence-based, collective, proactive, and value-driven efforts will lead to a better health care system for the future. By developing clinical integration around these principles, we feel confident that it will serve as the best solution to the current health care system crisis of unsustainable costs with sub-optimal quality. SLPA members maintain their independent physician ownership structures while collaborating to improve health outcomes at the best cost.
The St. Louis Physician Alliance is a physician-led network of integrated providers, focused on demonstrating efficient and high quality healthcare to strengthen the position of our members and improve the health of our community.
Our Vision includes:
- providing the infrastructure to allow providers access to the resources of a larger network,
- improving the health of the patient populations we serve and coordinating care between providers, and
- consistent, transparent communication within the network and the community.
A Note to Patients
Choosing a physician for yourself or a loved one is an important decision. Physicians who are members of the St Louis Physician Alliance are high quality and high value, meaning they will assist you in seeking the most cost-effective care and treatments available. With high-deductibles and more healthcare costs coming directly from your own pocket, it’s imperative for you to know and understand the costs related to your care and where you can save money without sacrificing quality. As the St Louis Physician Alliance evolves, we hope to be able to share cost comparisons with you to help you in your healthcare decision making process. You can find a St Louis Physician Alliance doctor in our Physician Directory. For your physical therapy, outpatient surgery, imaging, home health and other healthcare needs, please consult our Provider Directory.