The Alliance: Moving Healthcare Forward by Partnering with Alternative Providers

Moving Healthcare Forward by Partnering with Alternative Providers

MADISON, WI. (Feb. 15, 2023) – The Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of new and expanding providers to The Alliance Smarter Networks, including alternative options for primary care, virtual care, behavioral health, and imaging services.  

When employers encourage their employees to receive services from providers where the cost is low, and the quality is high, their employees and the company save money while getting quality care. Alternative providers can offer more personalized care, flexible hours, and convenient telehealth and house visits. These providers are doing things differently and working to move healthcare forward.

Direct Primary Care Providers

The Alliance’s contracts with direct primary care providers who focus on an elevated standard of primary care measured by improved health outcomes for patients, lowered total health spend for employers and employees, and achievement of higher levels of patient satisfaction and activation.

Pivotal Health

Pivotal Health’s licensed clinicians provide urgent, primary, and behavioral healthcare house calls for all ages. Pivotal Health provides the attention, personalization, and connection to meet the healthcare needs of you and your loved ones. 

Viaro Health

ViaroHealth empowers businesses and individuals to elevate healthcare every day. Viaro offers direct primary care, behavioral health, chiropractic, and fitness services at its two La Crosse locations. Viaro is forging a new path that’s built for its community. Because they believe that everyone deserves to be well.

Virtual Care Providers

Virtual care allows patients to see their provider “face-to-face” from anywhere. Virtual care options offer appointments outside of traditional office hours with some services providing 24/7 access to care and same-day appointments.

Akos MD

Akos MD provides 24/7/365 access to virtual care, with same-day appointments. They also offer extended office visits with dedicated primary care providers. The Akos care model reduces overall spend and promotes employee health and well-being.


Imaging & Infusion Providers

Imaging and infusions can be very expensive in traditional settings (even $1,000s), with significant price variation between providers. The Alliance searches for high-value options and contracts with different providers to save patients, and their self-funded employers, money.

MH Imaging

MH Imaging provides comprehensive medical imaging services including MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and arthrography at up to 75% less than the price of a hospital scan.

•  Current locations: Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine.

• New location: Middleton – Scheduling new appointments March 1st, 2023

Smart Scan Medical Imaging & Infusion

Smart Scan Medical Imaging (SSMI) and Smart Infusion were developed to bring stand-alone centers throughout Wisconsin offering patients low-cost, state-of-the-art imaging, and infusion therapy.

•  Current location: Eau Claire

•  New Locations: Madison, Wausau, Onalaska – March through May 2023.

Expanding Providers

These providers are expanding their locations, increasing access to care for their patients.


Holista provides bundled “episodes of care” – healthcare services uniquely packaged together to address a specific healthcare need, such as orthopedic surgery or pregnancy care. Holista provides total cost transparency and lower costs.

NOVO Health

NOVO Health provides bundled healthcare services. NOVO Health combines proven business strategies with leading-edge medical innovations to advance workforce health while dramatically reducing the medical spend of self-insured companies.


OrthoIllinois provides bone and joint services. Their team of skilled surgeons performs surgical procedures in an ambulatory surgery center.

•  Current locations: Northern IL

•  New locations: Beloit, WI and Elgin, IL


The Alliance serves as the voice for self-funded employers who want more control over their healthcare costs. They offer alternative provider solutions to increase access to high-value care and save employers and employees money. Using Smarter Networks℠ and sophisticated data mining and analysis, they provide transparent, creative approaches to network and benefit plan design to unlock savings where others can’t – or won’t. The Alliance remains a trusted, objective partner for its 300+ employers and their brokers who seek improved access to high-quality healthcare by contracting with a network of 34,000 healthcare providers and doctors across the Midwest.

To learn more, contact our Account Executive team.

Craig Sauer
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 608.210.6638