Paradigm, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif, announces the launch of a value-based relationship with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to deliver better outcomes and greater predictability in patient recoveries.

This collaboration, which will leverage the organizations’ collective clinical expertise and robust data repositories, marks a first in the workers’ compensation industry, and will set the standard that Paradigm will seek to adopt with other elite providers as it advances the Paradigm Systematic Care Management model.

Together, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Paradigm will drive increased accountability to continue achieving better outcomes for both patients and clients. By leveraging their specialized expertise and data, the organizations will partner to anticipate patients’ recovery trajectories and provide greater transparency to the total long-term costs associated with care at the onset of treatment, a media release from Paradigm explains.

“Value-based provider relationships represent the next step in our now 30-year track record of delivering guaranteed outcomes for individuals and solving the biggest risk management challenges for clients. We are excited for the opportunity to launch this program in tandem with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, an organization with decades of clinical data that Paradigm will now be able to leverage immediately in the recovery process and integrate with our proprietary outcome-based analytics. Aligning our long-term guaranteed outcomes with early post-acute care results is a key piece of the recovery journey.”

— Kevin Turner, Chief Clinical Solutions Officer, Paradigm

Establish Benchmarks

By engaging Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after the initial case assessment, mutual outcome benchmarks can be established related to cost and recovery, with the ultimate goal of restoring patients’ lives. The focus of Paradigm and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will continue to be on patients’ long-term clinical results, and this collaboration will provide greater transparency for both patients and clients.

“This program marks an inflection point in the workers’ compensation industry. We are so pleased to partner with Paradigm on this novel initiative, and to help transform the lives of workers with catastrophic injuries so they can return home and, ideally, to work.” 

— Peggy Kirk, RN, Chief Operating Officer, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

[Source(s): Paradigm, PR Newswire]

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