About Us: RWJBarnabas Health Partners

RWJBarnabas Health Partners is a physician-led organization that supports the collaboration of medical professionals and empowers providers to offer coordinated, exceptional care to patients, while guiding clinical practice and effectively managing expenditures.

RWJBarnabas Health Partners was built in response to the shift healthcare providers are experiencing from fee-for-service reimbursement models to performance and value-based payments. This new entity supports a partnership that centers around patient care and outcomes, and focuses on disease prevention and management. Together we can ensure we are building healthy communities.

How is RWJBarnabas Health Partners different from the RWJBarnabas Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

The RWJBarnabas Health ACO was developed to facilitate participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), a program developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with the goal of encouraging providers to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, while reducing the total costs of caring for such patients. Meanwhile, RWJBarnabas Health Partners operates under additional value-based models with commercial managed care companies and seeks to improve the quality of care provided to beneficiaries while managing the costs of caring for patients. In contrast to the MSSP, some of the commercial value-based models offer some up-front financial support for transforming providers’ practices towards a value-based approach to managing patients' care.

Why join RWJBarnabas Health Partners?

  • Improved health outcomes for your patients.
  • Benefit from a shared savings structure for value-based outcomes with commercial payers.
  • Potential incentives based on quality metrics.
  • Support from the RWJBarnabas Health Partners management team in practice data analysis and reporting.
  • Access to enhanced support from our clinical teams.
  • Potential for future group purchasing and administrative services offerings.

RWJBarnabas Health Partners membership criteria

Interested physicians must:

  • Have admission privileges at an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
  • Be a participating provider in the network of all participating managed care companies.
  • If part of a practice, at least 50 percent of the physicians must have privileges at an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
  • Agree to share data for performance membership.
  • Adhere to quality and efficiency standards as outlined by RWJBarnabas Health Partners.
  • When appropriate and with regard to patient choice, refer patients within the network of providers participating in RWJBarnabas Health Partners.

Compliance Help Line 1-800-780-1140

The Compliance Help Line will allow employees or agents of the RWJBarnabas Health Partners to report or identify compliance and business ethics issues, questions, or concerns, for further investigation. All calls will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.  All Compliance policies may be accessed through the ACO Portal.