Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Medical Network Management Services of Delaware, Inc. (MedNet)

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“Enabling Physicians to Lead – Empowering Physicians to Serve”

MedNet was developed in 1995 when the Medical Society recognized a need to evaluate managed care and its potential impact in Delaware. Today, MedNet provides administrative services, such as contract management, credentialing services and practice support to over 800 physicians that are part of one of the four physician organizations in Delaware. MedNet is also positioned to assist physicians in taking advantage of opportunities presented by the changing health care delivery landscape.

 

 MedNet/Physician Organization Contact Information:

 Lori Ann Rhoads, Director of Physician Relations and health system Innovation
900 Prides Crossing, Newark, DE 19713
Phone (302) 224-5196
Fax (302) 366-1354
E-Mail: LoriAnn.Rhoads@medsocdel.org

 

The Four Physician Organizations in Delaware

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Delaware’s Physician Organizations, created in the late 90’s, were developed as for-profit stock corporations, wholly owned by the participating stockholder physicians. The purpose for development was to provide leadership in physician-directed managed care, while promoting high quality, cost effective medical care in Delaware through highly integrated, multi-specialty organizations. The Physician Organizations serve as a resource for Delaware physicians for the implementation of new strategies for the delivery of medical care as the market evolves. Each Physician Organization’s governing board consists exclusively of practicing physicians.

  • The New Castle County Physicians Organization (NCCPO) is comprised of close to 370 physicians whose primary practice is in New Castle County.
  • The Eastern Sussex Physicians Organization (ESPO) is comprised of 190 physicians whose primary practice is in Sussex County.
  • The Central Delaware Physicians Organization (CDPO) is comprised of 115 physicians whose primacy practice is in Kent County.
  • The Nanticoke Physicians Organization (NPO) is comprised of 100 physicians whose practice is in Seaford and surrounding areas (Western Sussex County).

Some Physician Organizations hold group contracts with various health plans such as Tricare, Muiltiplan and Private HealthCare Systems.  MedNet of Delaware currently provides administrative services to the Physician Organizations and their participating physicians for the ongoing maintenance of these contracts and other initiatives around models of care delivery.

Current Strategies for MedNet & the Physician Organizations (POs)

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