McLaren re­brands to of­fer ex­panded provider ser­vices

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Rachel Lan­den

McLaren Physi­cian Hospi­tal Or­ga­ni­za­tion is now McLaren Physi­cian Part­ners, the re­sult of a re­brand­ing ini­tia­tive that took ef­fect March 1.

“This name change re­flects our in­creased com­mit­ment to col­lab­o­rate

“We’re of fee-for-ser­vice see­ing the evolve health­care into a model 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.”

— Dr. Lawrence Cowsill, se­nior med­i­cal di­rec­tor McLaren Physi­cian Part­ners

with physi­cians as part­ners to es­tab­lish and fol­low ev­i­dence-based medicine and best prac­tices that will im­prove clin­i­cal out­comes and re­duce costs,” Dr. Michael McKenna, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of McLaren Health Care, said in a news re­lease. McLaren Physi­cian Part­ners, Auburn Hills, Mich., is owned by Flint, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care Corp., with more than 1,500 physi­cian mem­bers—in­clud­ing ap­prox­i­mately 500 em­ployed physi- cians and 1,000 in­de­pen­dent doc­tors.

As a physi­cian-hospi­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, McLaren Physi­cian Part­ners works di­rectly with man­aged-care plans and em­ploy­ers on be­half of its physi­cian mem­bers to of­fer a full-ser­vice provider prod­uct un­der one agree­ment. The or­ga­ni­za­tion as­sists its mem­bers with con­tract­ing, med­i­cal man­age­ment, elec­tronic health records and other value-added ser­vices that in­clude group health prod­ucts and pre­ferred pric­ing.

“We’re see­ing the health­care 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,” Dr. Lawrence Cowsill, se­nior med­i­cal di­rec­tor of McLaren Physi­cian Part­ners, said in the re­lease. “McLaren Physi­cian Part­ners pro­vides a busi­ness model that will al­low us to re­al­ize added ef­fi­ciency, im­proved health­care out­comes and sig­nif­i­cant cost sav­ings for pa­tients.”

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