Original Article: PDF OnlyForming a Coronary Services Network on the Basis of Quality of CarePine, Michael; Berman, Joseph I.; Byrwa, Kimberly J.Author Information Michael Pine, M.D., M.B.A., is a Research associate in the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, and President, Michael Pine and Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Joseph I. Berman, M.D., M.P.H., is Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Community Mutual Insurance Company of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. Kimberly J. Byrwa, R.N., is Quality Improvement Administrator, Health Care Management Division, Community Mutual Insurance Company of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. Quality Management in Health Care: Winter 1996 - Volume 4 - Issue 2 - p 14-23 Buy Abstract An Ohio insurance company's initiative to emphasize risk-adjusted clinical outcomes as criteria for selecting and reimbursing members of a network is stimulating a new emphasis on quality of care throughout the market area. Hospitals inside the network are cooperating to improve their collective results, while providers on the outside have launched major quality improvement programs in the effort to become measurably competitive with these centers of excellence. This case study in network selection demonstrates a new role for fiscal intermediaries in health care. ©1996Aspen Publishers, Inc.