Helping Physicians Transform Healthcare

Creating higher value in care delivery, our physician-driven networks align the tools, resources and incentives that practitioners need to succeed.

Our Mission & Vision

Our networks are committed to enhancing the experience and value for all patients we serve, embracing individual differences and cultural diversity. We bring select healthcare providers together who focus on sharing knowledge, resources, processes and technology to:

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Foster healthier lives within our communities.

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Improve the affordability of healthcare.

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Reward hard-working physicians for their improved outcomes.

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Restore joy in the healthcare workplace.

What We Offer

Powered to help clinicians navigate the waters of population health, payment reform, burnout and declining reimbursements, Ochsner Health Network boasts:

Clinical Autonomy

Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Rewards & Incentives

Population Health Analytics & Insights

Care Coordination Resources

Clinical Performance Collaboration

Bill Cefalu, MD
“Delivering value-driven care requires significant resources that most individual physicians cannot afford or possess independently. As a member of Ochsner Health Network, I’m given access to the critical tools and resources I need, making my approach to care management reliable and efficient. Ochsner Health Network, in turn, rewards me for my office’s efforts to deliver higher value care and experiences to our patients – ensuring that we are incentivized for performing to the highest standards for quality healthcare.”

Bill Cefalu, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Morgan City, Louisiana

Powerful Tools to Elevate Your Practice

The best and brightest minds in population health, information technology, clinical finance and decision support have assembled the following services for network members in their quest to deliver value-driven care:  

Data and Analytics for Managing Panels

Clinical Best Practices for Sharing Leading-Edge Research and Information 

Work Groups for Optimizing Compliance, Reducing Readmissions and Eliminating Duplicative or Unnecessary Services

Cost Management for Creating Savings and Efficiencies

Digital Medicine and Telehealth for Providing Virtual Solutions for High-Risk Patients

Technology for Optimizing EHR Interoperability

Aldo Russo, MD
“As a member of Ochsner Health Network, you have the support of so many specialists who are easy to reach through Epic. Getting into a platform like Epic has been a game-changer. I can pull data from my patient records and share the resources we have with other physicians instantly. The number one reason I’m a firm believer in Ochsner Health Network is that aggregating all the data and following standard of care processes really improves the lives of so many people in our state.”

Aldo Russo, MD

Gastroenterology Physician

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Understanding Network Opportunities

We offer membership opportunities within two types of physician-led organizations, both aimed at meeting the clinical and business demands of the industry’s value-driven environment. Ochsner Health Network, a clinically integrated network, and Ochsner Accountable Care Network, an accountable care organization, equip doctors and advanced practice providers with the support, tools and contracts critical to success.

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What is an accountable care organization?

As defined by the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid services, accountable care organizations are “groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals that work together to give patients high-quality, coordinated service and healthcare, improve health outcomes, and manage costs. ACOs agree to be held accountable for the quality, cost, and experience of care of an assigned Medicare beneficiary population. When an ACO succeeds in delivering high-quality care, while reducing total cost of care, the ACO and its participating providers have the ability to share in those savings with CMS.”

Get more information on OACN membership.

What is a clinically integrated network?

A clinically integrated network (CIN) is a contracting entity for value-based agreements. Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers can voluntarily engage in clinical and/or financial integration within a CIN to improve healthcare quality, enhance the patient experience, and reduce total cost of care. By sharing healthcare data, tools and clinical goals, clinically integrated network members have the opportunity to reduce total cost of care for patient populations, then share in those savings when successful.

Get more information on OHN Membership.

Our Network Community

Through our collaborative efforts, our networks are making a difference in the lives of nearly a half million patients across Gulf South communities each year.

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When patients choose a physician within our networks, they are choosing care held to the highest of clinical performance standards. Their healthcare dollars go further, their health information is streamlined among their providers, and they gain access to preventive, diagnostic, treatment-related and wellness-promoting resources.

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For physicians seeking transitional pathways to embrace value-driven care, along with access to more patients, we deliver the supporting tools, incentives, analytical expertise and business mechanics to position providers for long-term clinical, operational and financial success.

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With a keen focus on local communities, our physician-led networks improve population healthcare through collaboration, evidence-based clinical protocols and delivery of powerful analytics and big data insights.

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We connect employers with lower-cost, higher-quality integrated care, along with digitally powered wellness programs and access to a wide array of primary, urgent and occupational care services that they can offer their employees.

Ochsner Health Network:
By the Numbers



$24 million

Commerical Shared Savings in 2023


Patients with Diabetes Tested in 2022


Lives Covered


Physicians Earning Distribution in 2023

Ochsner Accountable Care Network: By the Numbers



Top 5%

In Customer Service, When Compared to All Accountable Care Organizations


Patients Who Received Appropriate Breast Cancer Screenings


Medicare Lives Covered

$75 million

Shared Savings Generated Over 4 Years

Become a Member

We exist to support physicians and healthcare organizations of all sizes, driving higher value.