The non-TPA services are based on managed care and hospital-physician integration “innovations and know-how” according to the organization. Mercury’s globally integrated health delivery system® domestic medical tourism program has cut employer costs for elective surgeries by at least $15,000 per case, with similar impressive results for patients covered under commercial insurance. Since 1993, the team of founding consultants have assisted in the design, strategic planning, marketing, contracting, process improvement and operations management for more than 200 IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, and ACOs as well. The company has consulted to established healthcare organizations and startups in more than 30 states.
The new Axiom Health Group includes clinical and technical staff, including physicians, nurses, case managers, clinical and actuarial informatics experts, and administrators. Maria Todd, MHA PhD, its founder and CEO, is the author of 10 books how-to books on Managed Care Contracting, Physician Integration, Physician Employment, Medical Tourism programming. Her latest book, titled, Physician Integration and Alignment: IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, ACOs and Beyond was released by Productivity Press in December 2012. Her previous book on the subject, titled IPA, PHO, MSO Development Strategies, Building Successful Provider Alliances, was co-published by McGraw Hill and the HFMA in 1997. In the Axiom Health Group, she is flanked by 10 other consulting authors on various titles having to do with integrated health delivery systems and healthcare reform.
Todd has experience as a provider relations and contracting director for HMOs, PPOs, and executive director, operations manager and developer of IPAs, PHOs, MSOs. Other team leaders include former pharmacists, physicians, certified nurse case managers, medical staff and credentialing, and health information systems experts. Todd was recently congratulated by LinkedIn for placing in the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles in 2012.
The company’s Web site, http://AxiomHealthGroup.com is up and running.