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Become an Alliance Provider

Why Join the Alliance?

Through our affiliation with Banner Health Network (BHN), the Alliance has access to a wide range of contracts and features, including but not limited to the following:

Participate in Contracts

Medicare MSSP Track 3 (new in 2017)

Banner Health Network (BHN) is one of only a few organizations currently participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national Medicare Shared Savings program (MSSP) ACO demonstration project. In the earlier Pioneer program cost savings model, BHN demonstrated national leadership in terms of generating shared savings, while improving quality scores year over year.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Humana, Aetna and AARP Medicare Complete (UnitedHealthcare) all have Medicare Advantage risk-based contracts with BHN.

Commercial Health Plans

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare all have value-based contracts with BHN.

Health Insurance Marketplace

Through collaborations with several commercial payers, BHN serves small businesses and individuals who purchase plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Employers

Large employers like Banner Health exclusively utilize BHN as the provider network for their self-insured plans.

Benefit From Offerings and Features of the Alliance

A Cooperative of Independent Practices

Through the Neighborhood Physician Alliance (NPA), maintain an independent practice, while gaining new collegial relationships.

Contracting Power

Take advantage of Alliance contracting opportunities, including government and commercial plans. Choose the plans that make sense for you.

Purchasing Power

Take advantage of Banner Health’s Group Purchasing Organization through Premier. This includes discounts on medical and office equipment, supplies and a variety of services.

Demonstrated Shared Savings

Participate in shared savings opportunities that have already delivered savings.

Case Management & Clinical Support Resources

Benefit from dedicated case managers for clinically and socially complex patients through the Alliance’s relationship with Banner Health Network, as well as TeleHealth services like Banner iCare.

Community Physician Leadership

The Alliance was founded by local community physicians, and it continues to be operated by local community physicians. The Alliance's Board of Managers is physician-based.

Support for EHR Technology

Alliance providers have access to special pricing and a stipend to purchase one of the most popular electronic health record practice solutions.

Hospital Relationships

The Alliance has an established partnership with Banner Health, Arizona’s largest hospital system with 15 hospitals in metro Phoenix and neighboring counties.

Accountable Care

The Alliance is part of the largest and most experienced ACO in the Phoenix market, Banner Health Network.

Opportunity for Influence

Have a voice in the future of your local health care delivery system.

Provider Support

BHN offers a Provider Experience Center with extended hours to expedite answers to your questions about claims, contracts, BHN web applications and more – contact them via email at ProviderExperienceCenter@nullBannerHealth.com or call them at 480-684-7070 (choose option 6). Provider Relations staff can also visit your office for education, issue resolution or other support.