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 to value-based payment models.

PAMED started the Practice Options Initiative (POI) with this mission in mind. The POI will be managed by PAMED's for-profit subsidiary, the Care Centered Collaborative (CCC), and will create a management services organization (MSO) and clinically integrated networks (CINs) to equip Pennsylvania physicians with the tools to successfully navigate the rapidly changing health care world.





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. PAMED has a number of resources designed to educate physicians and medical practices on this dramatic shift. Click here to read more



Initial services will be available in the spring of 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.

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.