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CDPHP Joining Forces with Community Care Physicians


Posted: 11/22/2021
CDPHP Joining Forces with Community Care Physicians

Dr. Shirish Parikh, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Community Care Physicians
Dr. John D. Bennett, President and CEO, CDPHP

It’s an historic day in the Capital Region as two of the most trusted names in health care have announced – we’re joining forces!

Community Care Physicians (CCP) and Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) are teaming up to further enhance the quality and experience of care for patients throughout the region.

As part of the partnership, CCP and CDPHP will create a new management services organization (MSO) that will provide the administrative, non-patient care work needed to run a doctor’s office. The MSO will support all non-clinical functions for the CCP family of practices, allowing doctors and clinicians to focus their time and attention on taking care of patients.

Some of you might be thinking, “Why would a doctor’s office team up with a health plan?”

The simple answer is – we have a lot in common. Our like-minded organizations were both founded by local, practicing doctors and we share a mission of making a difference in the health – and happiness – of patients throughout the region.

You may also be wondering, “What does this mean for me?”

The short answer is – CCP patients and CDPHP members probably won’t notice a thing. While we’re working in the background to develop new and innovative ways to take care of you, there will be no disruption in care for CCP patients or CDPHP members. In fact, we expect that – by working more closely together – patients will experience greater coordination in care and an improved patient experience.

You do not need to be a CDPHP member to be seen by a Community Care provider, and CCP will continue to accept patients with all types of insurers.

There have also been questions like, “How will this impact the cost of health care in our community?”

We’re proud to say that we expect this partnership will lead to lower health care costs. To accomplish this, our teams will be working in lockstep to ensure our patients get the right care, at the right place, at the right time. That means, if a patient needs a colonoscopy or mammogram, CDPHP will work directly with CCP physicians to ensure the appropriate screening is scheduled and all necessary follow up care is received.

Partnering together, we’re confident we can improve the health of our community, which will lead to lower health care costs for all. We’re incredibly excited to begin this journey together, and we look forward to helping local patients live longer, healthier, and happier lives.


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