New York, NY – Spreemo recently announced the creation of the Spreemo Council for Quality-Based Care and the appointment of industry-veteran Don Duford as its Chairperson. The Council will include executives from across the workers’ compensation and group health industries, representatives from large employers and payers, and thought-leading providers.
Duford is a highly respected executive in the workers compensation industry and was formerly Chairman and CEO of One Call Medical, the nation’s largest company offering specialty services to workers’ compensation payers.
“Making quality care the priority it needs to be requires the payer and provider communities closely working together. To this end, the Council endeavors to give all stakeholders a seat and a voice at the table,” said Spreemo CEO and Co-founder Ron Vianu. “We are delighted that Don recognizes the potential of this effort, and is joining us in the critical role of leading this collaboration to improve patient outcomes.”
The Council aims to help Spreemo and its payer and provider partners with several key initiatives, including:
- Developing an outcomes-based physician network with an initial focus on Spine Centers of Excellence
- Driving collaboration and transparency between payers and providers
- Demonstrating the benefits of quality providers and care pathways in optimizing injured workers outcomes
- Creating tools that engage workers in quality and efficient medical care