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Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), the national leader in the delivery of musculoskeletal practice management and value-based care solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) of Jacksonville, Florida, to form HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network, LLC, a musculoskeletal-focused management services organization established to partner with other orthopedic practices, health systems and payors throughout Florida.

HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network is a clinically integrated care platform for the Florida market incorporating HOPCo’s quality outcomes tracking analytics and software tools, proprietary claims analytics, and value-based care resources which have been proven to help health care industry partners throughout the U.S. achieve superior clinical outcomes and cost savings in other regions in the United States. HOPCo’s model of driving down the cost of care while improving quality and aligning stakeholders has proven to be a win-win for providers, hospitals, payors, and patients alike.

SOS Chief Executive Officer, Donnie Romine will also serve as the President of HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network. Mr. Romine called the partnership with HOPCo the start of a value- based paradigm shift. “We at SOS have been impressed with HOPCo’s track record for clinical innovation and proven results in value-based care across the musculoskeletal spectrum. At the same time, SOS’s brand, capacity for clinical quality outcomes, and ability to drive change, have been key factors gravitating HOPCo to this partnership.” “By leveraging HOPCo’s turnkey platform, The HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network will provide high-quality health care organizations in the region with the opportunity to rapidly participate in unique value-based care programs in an integrated manner; something that will be very popular in the relatively fragmented Florida market,” added Mr. Romine.

“The HOPCo Southeast Specialty Care Network in Florida will catalyze the ability for musculoskeletal providers in Florida to clinically integrate, collaborate with payors and health system partners and drive great value for the patients throughout the region.” said Jason Scalise, MD, HOPCo’s Vice Chairman and Director of National Physician Integration. “SOS is the perfect first partner with HOPCo in Florida. Both organizations have a long history of commitment to quality and reproducible clinical outcomes. I can’t think of a better partner with which to launch this program. We are excited about the interest we have seen from other groups in the region as well” he added.

“At SOS, we have always aggressively championed innovation that delivers value to our patients,” added Dr. Brett Puckett, President of Southeast Orthopedic Specialists. “We are confident that this partnership with HOPCo will accelerate our ability to do so and provide a tailored platform to deliver reproducible quality and growth opportunities in our region.”

Connecting SOS’s clinical foundation with HOPCo’s Specialty Care Network analytics and care management systems results in a comprehensive and scalable musculoskeletal care management platform in Florida. It simultaneously delivers cost effective operational efficiencies, practice analytics, infrastructure growth and clinical quality tracking capabilities.

All of that is powered by HOPCo’s state-of-the-art healthcare information technology tools and operations platforms, providing real-time data to physicians, assuring the greatest likelihood of superior outcomes for patients while lowering costs for providers, hospitals, health insurers and the patients themselves.

Established in 2001, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists is a regional leader in musculoskeletal care. SOS was founded on the principle of providing high-quality, comprehensive care in the North Florida region. The entire spectrum of orthopedic care is provided to patients including: orthopedic surgery, spine care, physiatry, pain management, chiropractic, podiatry and physical therapy. Physicians at Southeast Orthopedic Specialists are leading experts in their field with decades of experience, including the completion of multiple fellowships and groundbreaking research. Visit www.se-ortho.com to learn more.

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) is a vertically integrated musculoskeletal outcomes management company. HOPCo has proven results in transforming the patient care experience, aligning stakeholders, optimizing clinical outcomes, and dramatically lowering costs for physician practices, health systems, payor partners, and patients. HOPCo leverages its proprietary IT platforms, quality reporting systems, claims analytics infrastructure, and scalable operations platforms to reliably deliver greater value and manage payor and provider risk across the continuum of musculoskeletal care. HOPCo manages physician practices, hospital service lines, population health and value-based care programs, and musculoskeletal delivery networks. To learn more, visit www.hopco.com.

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