Practice Options Initiative

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society believes that protecting physicians’ decision-making ability and practice autonomy is essential to successfully transitioning medical practices and health care systems to value-based payment models. Value-based models, such as clinically integrated networks (CINs), lead to better collaboration among health care providers and facilities, which improve quality and efficiency.

PAMED started the Practice Options Initiative (POI) with this mission in mind.

The POI will create a management services organization (MSO) and CINs to equip Pennsylvania physicians with the tools to successfully navigate the rapidly changing health care world.

Free Webinar: Click here to learn about the MACRA Readiness services that will be offered by the POI's Management Services Organization (MSO).





MSO Services


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.

The POI is in direct response to this shift. It is vital that physicians educate themselves on its impact.

Click here to read highlights on research PAMED conducted for the POI.

Click here to take online CME course on value-based health care.

Click here to register for PAMED's MACRA webinar on Feb. 22 (members only).

Click here to register for Practice Options Initiative webinar (members only)

Click here to read organized medical groups' letter to the Trump Administration in support of value-based care.

Educational Material



It is anticipated that three initial services will be available by March 2017 with a full complement of offerings scheduled for summer 2017:

How can these services help your practice?

Contact us at 
or by phone at (855) 726-3348.

Tell us you're calling about
the Practice Options Initiative.


Clinically Integrated Networks

The POI is in the process of creating clinically integrated networks (CINs) in several Pennsylvania markets. We will start in two markets: the Lehigh Valley region and southeast Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties).

PAMED members explain the idea behind CINs and how it would help their medical practices provide higher quality value while staying independent:

POI Progress Report

PAMED members can click here to view the first quarterly summary report (from Jan. 31, 2017) on the progress of this initiative.


Questions? Contact us at or by phone at (855) 726-3348. Tell us you're calling about the Practice Options Initiative.