Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mission Health Partners announces significant network expansion

More Than 550 Specialists Join The 275 Primary Care Physician Network

Mission Health Partners (MHP), the second largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in North Carolina, is pleased to announce  its new primary care partners for 2016 and the addition of specialists to its network.  Over 550 specialists now join 275 primary care colleagues in their effort to improve quality, care coordination and clinical outcomes for the patient population of western North Carolina.

“The physicians of Mission Health Partners are committed to working collaboratively with patients and our fellow providers to ensure that the residents of western North Carolina have access to the most advanced, comprehensive, high-quality and affordable care possible,” said Brian Moore, MD, Chairman of the Board for Mission Health Partners. “By expanding the Mission Health Partners network to include specialty physicians, we not only improve access throughout the continuum of care, but also ensure patients have the resources they need for complete, coordinated care.”

“This is an essential next step as we work to better manage care for at-risk patient populations,” said Robert W. Fields, MD, family medicine physician and Medical Director, Mission Health Partners. “In the world of population health, we have to build a structure that meets the needs of both rural and urban communities serving patients of varying backgrounds and degrees of health; effective care coordination is an essential element in building low cost and high quality care, and having access to experienced specialists within the network significantly enhances and streamlines the care delivery model and overall experience for patients.”
Mission Health Partners would like to welcome the following practices to the network: Specialty Physicians and Practices:
·         AllCare Clinical Associates, PA
·         Appalachian Foot & Ankle Associates
·         Asheville Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
·         Asheville Cardiology Associates
·         Asheville Endocrinology Associates
·         Asheville Eye Associates
·         Asheville Gynecology & Wellness: Vicky M. Scott, DO
·         Asheville Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health

·         Asheville Plastic Surgery: James M. McDonough, MD
·         Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, PA
·         Asheville Women’s Medical Center
·         Biltmore OB/GYN, PA
·         Brosnan Eye Associates
·         Steven L. Cahan, MD, PA
·         Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, an affiliate of Mission Health
·         Carolina Lung & Sleep at Pardee
·         Carolina Mountain Dermatology, PA
·         Carolina Mountain Emergency Medicine
·         Carolina Ophthalmology, PA
·         Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery Center, an affiliate of Mission Health
·         Charles J. DePaolo, MD, PA
·         Hendersonville Hematology & Oncology at Pardee
·         Hendersonville Orthopedic at Pardee
·         Hope Women’s Cancer Center, an affiliate of Mission Health
·         Laurel OB/GYN, PA
·         MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists
·         McDowell Anew Aesthetics & Laser Care
·         McDowell OB/GYN
·         McDowell Orthopedics
·         McDowell Pain Management
·         Mission Children’s Hospital
·         Mission Children’s Bryson City
·         Mission Children’s Sylva
·         Mission Fullerton Genetics Center
·         Mission Infectious Disease Associates
·         Mission Neurology
·         Mission Psychiatry
·         Mission Sports Medicine
·         Mission Weight Management
·         Mission Women’s Care
·         Mission Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
·         Moore Foot & Ankle Specialists, PA
·         Mountain Area Pathology, PA
·         Mountain Diabetes & Endocrine Center
·         Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates
·         Mountain Radiation Oncology
·         Murphy Group Practice
·         October Road, Inc.
·         Pardee Center for Gynecology
·         Pardee Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
·         Pardee Neurology Associates
·         Pardee OB/GYN Associates
·         Pardee Surgical Associates
·         Pardee Urological Associates

·         The Pisgah Institute, PA
·         Radiation Therapy Associates of WNC, PA
·         Regional Surgical Specialists, an affiliate of Mission Health
·         Rheumatology at Pardee
·         Transylvania Women’s Care
·         Victoria Urological Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health
·         Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center, an affiliate of Mission Health
·         WNC Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgeons, PA

Primary Care Practices Joining for 2016:
·         All Kids Pediatrics
·         Asheville Children’s Medical Center
·         Asheville Family & Sports Medicine: Charles J. McGraw, MD
·         Dry Ridge Family Medicine
·         Haywood Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Group
·         Hendersonville Pediatrics
·         Wellspring Family Practice

The Mission Health Partners network now includes 275 primary care providers and more than 550 specialty providers working together to improve clinical outcomes, lower costs of care and create an excellent patient experience.

About Mission Health Partners

Mission Health Partners (MHP) is a patient-centric and physician-governed network of clinicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, working collaboratively in an evidence-based manner to improve patient care and experience, decrease cost and ultimately drive positive changes in the health of the residents of western North Carolina.

MHP is among one of the largest ACOs in the country, covering 44,000 Medicare beneficiaries. MHP also covers 16,000 lives through the Mission Health employee benefits plan and some 5,500 patients attributed through Humana Medicare Advantage. We are currently accountable for the cost and quality of care for roughly 8 percent of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit  missionhealthpartners.org.

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