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General FAQs

  • Is Catalyst an IPA?
  • Is Catalyst an ACO?
  • Why should I join Catalyst rather than stay with my current IPA?
  • Is Catalyst a clinically integrated network?
  • Is Catalyst being built to sell to hospitals, an insurance company or any other healthcare company?
  • How does Catalyst pay for the population health services and technology?
  • Why should I join Catalyst rather than a hospital network?
  • Since Catalyst is a nonprofit, what happens when there is a surplus?
  • Why does the sponsor member participate in the surplus?
  • Do I still bill for my services directly to the insurance companies?
  • What happens if I save money (create a gain share) and other providers don’t?
  • Who decides what contracts Catalyst signs?
  • Who determines the vendors?
  • What if my practice is determined to NOT be ready?
  • Must I have an EMR?
  • Do I have to purchase another Information System?
  • Does it have to integrate with my EMR?
  • What about my practice? Does Catalyst take over my practice?
  • Will all of my contracts come through Catalyst?
  • Do I keep my tax id?
  • If I am a group, do all of the doctors have to join?