Community Care Physician Network Continues to Expand

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51 Percent Growth for Largest Independent Physician Network in NC

CCPN is a vehicle for strengthening primary care practices and ensuring access to care beyond the local emergency department. I am proud to be among the physician leaders who are charting a course for the future of healthcare in North Carolina --Gregory L. Adams, MD, FAAP

Community Care Physician Network, LLC (CCPN), a clinically integrated network of independent physicians and other clinicians, has grown to 2,167 members in 667 practices, a 51 percent increase in just the last year.

“Independent practices are the backbone of primary care in North Carolina,” said Gregory L. Adams, MD, FAAP, a member of the CCPN Board of Managers and a pediatrician with Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Boone, North Carolina. “This is particularly true for Medicaid patients and residents of rural areas. CCPN is a vehicle for strengthening these vital practices and ensuring access to care beyond the local emergency department. I am proud to be among the physician leaders who are charting a course for the future of healthcare in North Carolina.”

CCPN, a statewide network of advanced medical home providers, is a physician-led, clinically integrated network that provides practices with an infrastructure to deliver and coordinate patient care across conditions, providers, settings and time. Through CCPN, like-minded peer physicians across North Carolina are coming together to ensure they can be strong players in health care reform efforts. Close to 80% of CCPN practices have 5 or fewer clinicians and 30% of those are solo practices. CCPN provides the practices with the support they need to be able to share accountability and rewards for hitting quality targets.

CCPN’s population management infrastructure is supported by Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC), a close partner with CCPN. This includes provider services, care management, data analysis, and quality reporting efforts required in new payment and delivery models with plans and payers.

“Independent physician leaders have stepped up to find new ways to deliver high-quality healthcare at lower costs,” said L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, Chairman of the CCPN Board of Managers and President and CEO of CCNC. “This is essential to preserving access to care in rural North Carolina and represents an important economic development issue. A town without adequate medical care will be hard-pressed to attract new businesses and residents. CCPN’s partnerships with health plans will help preserve North Carolina’s unique primary care infrastructure, including community-based care managers and effective, long-standing relationships between physicians, hospitals, public health and community organizations. Through CCPN, independent providers will be positioned to survive and thrive, keeping access to primary care strong.”

For more information on CCPN, please check out the group’s website at: http://communitycarephysiciannetwork.com/

About CCPN
CCPN is a physician-led, clinically integrated network that provides practices with an aligned network focused on delivering effective primary care and an infrastructure to deliver and coordinate patient care across conditions, providers, settings and time. CCPN members have a strong focus on patient populations and shared accountability for hitting quality targets.

About CCNC
From the mountains to the coast, from large cities to small towns, Community Care of North Carolina is transforming health care. Informed by statewide data and predictive analytics, community-based care-managers work with local primary care physicians and diverse teams of health professionals to develop whole-person plans of care that connect people to the right local resources. We advance patient-centered practice models and connect different segments of the local health systems. This proven population health management approach delivers better health outcomes at lower costs. For more information, see http://www.communitycarenc.org.

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