Puget Sound High Value Network releases 2017 Scorecard

The Puget Sound High Value Network (PSHVN) is a network of independent providers that contract directly with the Washington State Health Care Authority. Providers in this network cover eight counties in Washington State and include Virginia Mason, Seattle Children’s Hospital, MultiCare Connected Care, and EvergreenHealth Partners.

PSHVN recently released its 2017 Performance Scorecard outlining the network’s latest accomplishments.

Highlights include a 66 percent growth in enrollment over the past 18 months, bringing their total number of enrollees to 14,895. The scorecard also totals 46,669 preventive services provided in 2016 and 8 percent savings in health care costs compared to fee-for-service health plans.


Andrew Kartunen, Program Director for Growth and Strategy at Virginia Mason, stated,

“Being a part of PSHVN has demonstrated that our independent health systems can deliver a unified vision of providing high quality, affordable care successfully for populations across Washington state through value based purchasing.”

“For Virginia Mason, these numbers show to us we are progressing toward our organizational vision “to be the Quality Leader and transform health care.”  We had a successful first year within PSHVN and are looking to improve upon and expand meaningful health outcomes for as many as possible in our community.”

PSHVN also reports 40 percent fewer admissions compared to Washington providers in fee-for-service health plans and displays a high degree of member satisfaction with 95 percent of members saying they would recommend PSHVN to their family or friends.


Dr. Norris Kamo, Medical Director of PSHVN, said their partnership with the Health Care Authority has been key.

“Our partnership with Washington State HCA has been an opportunity for Virginia Mason to lead with our partner organizations in the Puget Sound High Value Network to provide timely, appropriate, high quality care for state employees, and we hope that this model will spread to other health care purchasers.”