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 over 400 physicians whose primary practice is in New Castle County.
- The Eastern Sussex Physicians Organization (ESPO) is comprised of 181 physicians whose primary practice is in Sussex County.
- The Central Delaware Physicians Organization (CDPO) is comprised of 121 physicians whose primacy practice is in Kent County.
- The Nanticoke Physicians Organization (NPO) is comprised of 89 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)