Crozer-Keystone Health System (CKHS), including Crozer-Keystone Health Network (CKHN) physicians, and HealthAmerica have said that CKHS will join HealthAmerica’s provider network for its CoventryCares Medical Assistance (Medicaid) plan.

According to Crozer-Keystone, the two organizations are developing a pay-for-performance initiative slated for rollout in 2011. The program is based on a patient-centric medical home model and other quality measures which keeps patients healthier and lowers costs.

HealthAmerica provides services under the name CoventryCares to medical assistance members in the five-county Southeast Zone, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

The addition of CKHS to the CoventryCares provider network allows enrollees to have access to around forty acute-care hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Joan Richards, president and CEO of CKHS, said: “We are pleased to join the CoventryCares provider network and to serve the health care needs of their Medical Assistance members. Our teams have a shared goal of making sure that the communities we serve have access to quality health care. Our new collaboration gives us an opportunity to achieve that goal.”