PAMED members can click here to view the third quarterly summary report (from Sept. 22, 2017) on the progress of this initiative.
PAMED approved funding to started the Practice Options Initiative (POI) at the October 2016 House of Delegates. The POI will be managed by PAMED's for-profit subsidiary, the
Care Centered Collaborative, which will equip physicians with the tools to successfully navigate the rapidly changing health care world.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) called for a revolutionary shift in how physicians are paid. It stresses quality of care over quantity of patients seen.
PAMED's Practice Support team educates members about this shift, and the Care Centered Collaborative will provide the tools physicians need to succeed in this new health payment model.
Below are the initial services available:
Clinically Integrated Networks
The POI is in the process of creating clinically integrated networks (CINs) in several Pennsylvania markets.
PAMED members explain the idea behind CINs and how it would help their medical practices provide higher quality value while staying independent: