Welcome!

News Feed Item

McLaren PHO Rebrands as McLaren Physician Partners

McLaren Physician Hospital Organization (MPHO) will become McLaren Physician Partners, effective March 1, 2014. The rebranding was prompted by a strategic move toward even greater alignment between both independent and employed physicians and McLaren Health Care.

Physician hospital organizations (PHOs) were created in the late 1980s and early 1990s by physicians and hospitals to control costs, ensure quality and offer an attractive full-service provider product to managed care payers and employers. Although their popularity had decreased somewhat, PHOs like McLaren Physician Partners are making a comeback and emerging as a promising business model in the new era of health care reform.

“The pressure is on the health care industry like never before to simultaneously control costs and improve quality of care,” said Michael McKenna, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of McLaren Health Care. “This name change reflects our increased commitment to collaborate with physicians as partners to establish and follow evidence-based medicine and best practices that will improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.”

As a PHO, McLaren Physician Partners is able to contract directly with managed care plans on behalf of its members to offer a “one-stop-shopping” type of arrangement that includes hospital tertiary care services, primary care services and specialty physician services. Multiple separate agreements with individual physicians and specialists are not needed; the agreement is for the entire scope of services.

“McLaren’s large statewide footprint creates a great deal of efficiency for everyone, including payers, providers, medical centers and patients,” said Gary Wentzloff, president and chief executive officer of McLaren Physician Partners.

“We’re seeing the health care model of fee for service evolve into a value proposition where payments and reimbursements are based on quality of care and outcomes making it even more incumbent upon us as physicians to help develop processes to improve both patient care and control costs,” said Lawrence Cowsill, DO, senior medical director of McLaren Physician Partners. “McLaren Physician Partners provides a business model that will allow us to take clinical integration to the next level to realize added efficiency, improved health care outcomes and significant cost savings for patients.”

About McLaren Physician Partners (MPP)

McLaren Physician Partners was formed in 1994 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich. MPP is jointly owned by McLaren Health Care and more than 1,500 physician members—approximately 500 employed and 1,000 independent physicians—who are committed to improving health care quality, safety and outcomes for patients across Michigan. MPP also supports its physician members in managing the health of their practices with contracting, medical management, electronic medical records and value added services including group health products and preferred pricing on vaccines, medical surgical supplies and office supplies. For information, visit mclarenpp.org.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Mich., is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system comprises 19,500 employees and more than 20,000 network physicians, reaching more than half of Michigan residents through approximately 300 facilities spanning the state. It includes medical centers in Bay City, Flint, Lansing, Lapeer, Mount Clemens, Mount Pleasant, Petoskey and Pontiac and operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the state. Additionally, McLaren offers ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment providers, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. For information, visit mclaren.org.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...