Physician Services

At the core of Quality Collaborative are the services we provide to our members—from care management to quality assurance to contracting. Participating physicians include physicians affiliated with Palmetto Health medical staffs.

The Quality Collaborative is committed to supporting evidence-based medicine, quality improvement programs, and physician accountability. Through our Quality Collaborative Clinical Initiatives, we are further formalizing our care standards through agreed-upon clinical guidelines. Our approach to care is patient-centered. Our standards and guidelines are developed by our physician members, who bring intimate knowledge of their patients and local standards as well as national benchmarks.

On behalf of its participating physicians, the Quality Collaborative negotiates value-based contracts with health insurers, employers, and other health care consumers. Through our Clinical Integration Program, we are able to provide payers with a comprehensive approach to clinical quality, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction.

If you are interested in joining our mission to improve the way care will be provided in South Carolina, please contact us at 803-434-2800. You must be a member of a Palmetto Health medical staff.

Check out one of the most interesting highlights of the American College of Physician Executive's 2010 Fall Institute: a panel discussion on ACOs led by Eliott Fisher, the man behind the Brookings-Dartmouth ACO Pilot Project. Click here to watch the video, and feel free to pass it along to friends and colleagues.