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Dr. Allen Dobson - CCPN: Ready for 2020

Dr. Allen Dobson - CCPN: Ready for 2020

With the suspension of Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina, many people have been asking "What happens now?"

While we do not know what the future holds for Medicaid Managed Care implementation, we do know we need to continue our preparation for value based care and contracting. As we learn more about the new timetable of Medicaid Managed Care, we will keep you informed.

Our focus in the coming months will be on making sure CCPN continues to fulfill its core mission: To establish a physician-led, innovative, high performing primary care network across North Carolina, which will support continuous quality improvement through evidence-based data metrics and best practices.

CCPN will strive to help you lower your operating costs and support reimbursement models which reflect the value of the care you provide and allow your practice to thrive so you can continue to take great care of your patients. Just because Medicaid Managed Care will not begin next month as was planned, does not mean that our work is on hold. CCPN still has many opportunities as commercial and government payers move towards value based care and reimbursement models.

CCPN's quality improvement infrastructure will remain in place and continue to support you as you work to meet quality benchmarks. We will work now on the Medicaid quality metrics so we will be meeting our quality targets when Medicaid Transformation goes live.

Our local Provider Relations Representatives will still actively engage with practices and provide assistance on a variety of issues. These are just a few examples of how CCPN will be here for you in 2020. If you would like to speak with me or any of our physician leaders about what's ahead, you can email me directly at adobson@commuitycarenc.org or at CCPNSupport@communitycarenc.org.

I also encourage you to register for the 4th Annual CCPN Clinician Conference at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro on April 19-20, so you can hear directly from CCPN's physician leaders and participate in planning for CCPN's future.

Thank you for all you do for your patients and your communities.

- Dr. Allen Dobson, Chairman 

Dr. Allen Dobson - CCPN: Ready for 2020