The patient will remain at the center of decisions as care may progress from primary care physicians to super-sub-specialized clinicians. Many of these providers will be working under “one roof,” facilitating sharing of patient information and shared responsibility for care.
This large multi-specialty group expects, among its innovations, to implement a cost-saving, error sparing electronic medical records (EMR); make physicians accountable for tests ordered; and creating practice guidelines and other systems to improve clinical outcomes.
MHP physicians commitment to educating the next generation of health care providers, including medical students, residents and nursing staff in our offices, as well as participating in regional and national clinical trials and related medical research. Many MHP physicians are already national leaders in areas like oncology and radiation therapy.
MHP participates in TACO, our Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO). An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and health care providers working together with Medicare to give high quality, more coordinated service and care.
MHP is exploring other ways in which to control health care costs. Strategies include clustering of providers in an integrated, comprehensive care setting; dedicated pharmacy; strategic location, utilization and monitoring of imaging resources and radiation therapy; MHP administered and monitored anatomic and clinical pathology services; improved coordination with hospital systems for MHP patients that require hospitalization; and a dedicated MHP compliance officer.