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Why Trinsic? Issue 2.0
September 18, 2023

What is Trinsic?

  • A joint venture between Intermountain Health and UCHealth in February, 2023 creating a statewide Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) for patients. It is governed by a physician-led board of directors and will be bringing value-based contract opportunities to both organizations.
  • The goal of the CIN is to reduce costs and redundancy in health care delivery operations for its members.
  • It promotes the CIN payment model that rewards value rather than volume.
  • Benefits all parties involved, including patients, physicians, payers, and the communities it serves.

What is value-based care (VBC)?

  • Value-based care is different from our current, fee-for-service model of health care in the US.
  • Value-based care encompasses the following:
    • A payment structure that rewards quality and efficiency rather than volume
    • Incentivizes team based care
    • Stratifies patients by risk so that resources can be targeted— “right patient, right care, right place, right time.”
    • VBC will dominate the US Health care landscape in the coming years but it will require a transformation of providers, patients and the entire health ecosystem.

    What is the current focus of Trinsic?

    • To redesign and reinforce primary care practices to provide more effective and affordable coordinated care and improve documentation, accountability and the patient experience.
    • Developing a roadmap of payer contracts towards risk to ensure incentives are aligned.
    • Coding and documentation program designed to work on appropriate coding and documentation of the senior population for the current Trinsic MA plan and the Signify ACO.
    • Centralizing care management and care coordination team assigning one to each practice.
    • Future state of Trinsic will include collaboration with specialists.

I’ve heard that a future state of Trinsic will include collaboration with specialists. What will Trinsic mean to specialists?

  • As the team works to expand the network of providers, we look forward to collaborating with specialists.
  • To fully accomplish its mission of consistently delivering high quality care while reducing costs and improving the patient experience, specialists will play an integral part in the ACO.
  • Specialists who become members of Trinsic will use metrics to prove out their effectiveness in reaching the goals stated above.

What does care management and value-based pharmacy look like under Trinsic?

  • As part of the new Trinsic model, care management and value-based pharmacy will be centralized beginning January, 2024.
  • This new model will ensure all roles are working at top of scope and will improve the experience and efficiency of VBC and improve patient experience through a number of clinical services offered to support the practices and their patients.
  • Centralization will develop a larger care coordination infrastructure.
  • Care management and value-based pharmacy employees will be hired by Intermountain Health.
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Which contracts will be part of Trinsic when it officially launches in January, 2024?

(some plans may change due to ongoing negotiations).



-Anthem BCBS


-Select Health (individual Exchange plans — 2024)


Medicare Advantage


-Anthem BCBS



-Select Health (2024)


-Original Medicare (MSSP)

Note: Trinsic evaluates new and existing contracting opportunities, in accordance with Board approved contracting parameters, on an ongoing basis. This helps to maximize performance and to mitigate risk.