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The Role of the County Medical Societies

All politics and healthcare are local, and the same is true
for physician networks. As we continue to fan out across
Pennsylvania in search of like-minded physicians, we have
found that a connection to the county medical society - in
contrast to PAMED - is a strong predictor of interest in
the PA Clinical Network. Little wonder. These physicians
are already engaged, are independently minded and are
interested in working with their colleagues at the local
level.
In addition to local "networking" for the Network, we have
worked with the counties at a business level. One example
is Allegheny County Medical Society, which has developed
a robust management services organization (MSO)
named Prosurant. We have announced a partnership
with Prosurant and look forward to extending ACMS's
expertise across our Network. Other counties are working
with us to develop formal business arrangements, such as
focus groups.

Next Steps

practitioners. Without the assistance of the Medical
Society, many of these private practice docs would have
retired or sold their practices.

The Coronavirus

The PA Clinical Network and the Alliance are well
underway in meeting the terms of their contracts. When
the coronavirus pandemic occurred, however, staff pivoted
to supporting our network practices. Our activities
included distilling the insurers' contradictory and shifting
guidance on telehealth coding, working with the insurers
to shift their guidance, sharing information on financial
assistance programs, connecting clinics to PPE suppliers,
disseminating best practices and developing marketing
materials to support the safe return of in-person care.
In contrast to the dire reports and rumors of physician
practices going under, every member of the PA Clinical
Network is still open for business. Since none of the
Network physicians are employed by any health systems,
they have been relatively unaffected by the significant
financial woes that have driven many hospitals to seek
bailout money.

Considerable resources have been invested by the Society
to build the Network. Now that it is built, acquisition
costs are decreasing significantly, contracting expertise
is established, and our credibility among Pennsylvania's
insurers is growing. The physicians in both the Alliance
and in the Network are pursuing careful risk-contracting
arrangements as well as other innovative approaches to
care for 2021 that will ultimately serve our patients' best
interests.
But we need your help. Tell your colleagues about the PA
Clinical Network, and follow us on social media.
@PAClinical:

'PA Clinical

Our Senior Director of Business Development, Keith
Taylor, can be reached at ktaylor@pennsylvaniacin.com
or 814-360-6622.

www.delcomedsoc.org

JAAN SIDOROV, MD
CEO & President
PA CLINICAL NETWORK
At The Pennsylvania Medical Society
jsidorov@patientccc.com
(570) 490-6618

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