Pennsylvania Medical Society launches new healthcare company


Pennsylvania Medical Society launches new healthcare company

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has formed a new Harrisburg-based health care company, Care Centered Collaborative, to provide tools to help independent physicians enhance the patient experience with improved quality care while lowering the costs.

The society invested $15 million in the company that will partner with physicians to provide superior access to care and services for Pennsylvania's patients including accurate insurance claims handling, care management services, and health informatics technology. Its new service will also enable care excellence in the federal government's Quality Payment Program (QPP).

"We are in a new health care world that is evolving every day," says Jaan Sidorov, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Care Centered Collaborative. "As healthcare delivery becomes more focused on value, both physicians and their patients are keenly interested in having access to care options that reduce the burden of chronic disease and improves well-being."

"Today's health care is about providing high quality care at the lowest costs possible while increasing patient satisfaction," Dr. Sidorov added. "That's what we all want and that's why we've built a Pennsylvania-specific company with local expert staff who know the Keystone State's health care environment inside out. Through the Care Centered Collaborative, we've made a very a strong commitment to advancing access to high quality care for our friends and neighbors … the citizens of the Commonwealth."

According to Dr. Sidorov, the company will improve care because they fully understand how ever-changing regulations are forcing independent medical practices to transform, while still preserving physician-led team based care and the doctor-patient relationship.

Charles Cutler, MD, president of PAMED, commented: "There is growing evidence that physician-led care through a team of health care professions is excellent care, and this can create value to patients, payers, and health care professionals. As we look into the future and what it holds, we believe the Care Centered Collaborative will be an asset to Pennsylvania's physicians and their patients. We're very excited to see this new company up and running."

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