CCPN Continues To Expand Its Network
Raleigh, NC -- February 1, 2018 -- The state's largest independent physician network, Community Care Physician Network (CCPN), has grown to 2,167 members in 667 practices in North Carolina, a 51 percent increase in just the last year. CCPN is a clinically integrated network of independent physicians and advanced medical home providers with an infrastructure supported by Community Care of North Carolina, a close partner with CCPN.
“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 CCNC. 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.”