Integrated Delivery System


Definition - What does Integrated Delivery System mean?

An integrated delivery system is a system in which a number of different health care providers are connected and organized by a single company. In the context of insurance, many insurers will provide insurance coverage for all providers in an integrated delivery system. This can help to create stability and consistency.

Insuranceopedia explains Integrated Delivery System

There are many different providers and health care services that may be linked together through an integrated delivery system. For example, an ambulance service, a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and a number of individual physicians could all be parts of an integrated delivery system. Integrated delivery systems can make things easier for patients and insurance companies alike. This is because it creates entire networks that patients and policyholders can use to get the care they need.

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