Membership is nonexclusive. Participating in our clinically integrated network (CIN) will not preclude your practice from participating in other value-based partnerships nor will it affect the fee-for-service unit price reimbursement of any existing agreements your practice may have with insurance payers.

Membership is free. Your practice does not have to pay any equity contribution or fees to join.

Membership allows for shared leadership at the practice level (tax ID number). Independent and employed physicians comprise the majority of governing and standing committees, and participate in a virtual group practice aligned with MLH. Membership is rewarding. Participating physicians receive access to patients through narrow networks as well as potential opportunities to earn shared savings in MLHPP-sponsored projects and performance-based payer contracts.

Main Line Health Physician Partners is a partner and works in close collaboration with the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), an organization founded and co-owned by Main Line Health and its high quality partner, Jefferson Health. DVACO is one of the largest accountable care organizations in the United States and is among the highest performing for delivering quality care.

Practice Support Services

Participation in value-based contracts

With our broad reach and access to governmental, hospital-based and other payer programs, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in value-based and pay-for-performance contracts and benefit from potential shared savings. In addition, participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program grants certain MIPS (merit-based incentive payment system) exemptions and auto-reporting benefits to practices. MIPS adjusts the Medicare physician fee schedule according to performance in four categories: quality, resource utilization, advancing care information, and clinical practice improvement activities. All physicians are subject to this upward/downward payment adjustment starting in 2019, although reporting requirements began in January 2017.

Care coordination

To best serve your at-risk patients we provide access to care coordination resources such as nurse navigators and social workers. If your practice already provides in-house care coordination, we complement your efforts with educational support and resources.

Data analytics

To help your practice improve workflow and other processes, we provide data-aggregated reports that can help with decision making and ultimately enhance your ability to be successful in shared savings arrangements.

Practice transformation

In partnership with physicians, staff, and office managers, we provide analysis and guidance around workflows and processes, to help your practice be more efficient and achieve value-based care delivery congruent with recognized national quality programs, such as patient-centered medical home (PCMH).

Additional benefits of joining Main Line Health Physician Partners

In addition to collaborating with physicians with the goal of achieving efficiencies in the delivery of care using agreed upon evidence-based protocols to improve outcomes, your practice can benefit from:

  • Lowest copay tier provider—in Main Line Health’s employee medical benefit plan, designed for the employees of Main Line Health and Jefferson Health to use the services of providers in the “preferred” tier, thus providing access to more than 60,000 beneficiaries
  • Epic EHR option—an exclusive opportunity to potentially implement the Epic EHR (as supported and provided for by Main Line Health) in your offices
  • Branding and marketing—benefiting from and leveraging the marketing efforts of Main Line Health, from inclusion in the MLHPP provider directory, brochures, website and other MLHPP promotional materials
  • Access to DVACO and Main Line Health-sponsored education and programs—bringing timely and relevant information to your practice

We believe that Main Line Health Physician Partners offers value to Main Line Health’s medical staff and allows us to more closely coordinate in the delivery of the best possible quality, service and efficiency, to meet the expectations of our patients and payers in the years to come.

We value your practice and are keenly interested in your collaboration and participation. We hope you will consider joining Main Line Health Physician Partners.

For more information, please contact Melissa Rafferty, system director, clinically integrated network, at 484.580.4002 or raffertyme@mlhs.org.