Med Center Health Physician Group for Physicians

Med Center Health Physician Group is a Clinically Integrated Network of healthcare providers, working together under a physician-led structure to improve quality and reduce the cost of healthcare by building a partnership of providers that is patient-focused, value-based and physician-led.

Membership

What Does it Mean to be a Participating Physician? Med Center Health Physician Group providers accept accountability and will lead by example. They agree to:

  1. Active participation in the clinical integration program which requires:
    • Submitting quality/clinical data to the network
    • Completing technology training
    • Reviewing data on a monthly basis
    • Engaging on quality and cost-efficiency opportunities/initiatives
  2. Be measured against Med Center Health Physician Group vetted quality measures.
  3. Comply with Med Center Health Physician Group’s Policies and Procedures.

Additional Support Available to Network Participants

  • Electronic Medical Record
  • Staffing
  • Billing Services
  • Quality Reporting
  • Supply Chain
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance

Contact us to review the Member Participation Agreement and learn more about becoming a member.

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Dr. DeBusk, Dr. Badarudeen, Dr. Desai and Dr. Collis standing in the hallway outside an exam room.
Dr Badarudeen speaks on the phone to a patient.

Quality Improvement and Accountability

Med Center Health Physician Group has established its Quality Program through a collaborative effort led by Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, Medical Director, and members of the Quality Committee. This program identifies specific evidence-based measures covering all specialties in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Med Center Health Physician Group providers have agreed to submit practice data for this ongoing improvement effort and to participate in efforts to improve the best outcomes for our patients.

Hospital Quality & Efficiency Program

The Hospital Quality and Efficiency Program (HQEP) is a partnership between The Medical Center and Med Center Health Physician Group to achieve quality improvements and care efficiencies within the hospital setting and the Med Center Health medical plan. Together, our physicians and the hospital are working to support:

  • Quality and safety across the continuum of care
  • An enhanced patient experience
  • Increased efficiency

Data Analytics Platform

Med Center Health Physician Group has uses Crimson as its data analytics platform. Crimson offers a comprehensive set of IT Solutions designed to:

  • Provide physicians an unprecedented “line of sight” across the continuum
  • Provide “actionable dashboards” facilitating changes in practice patterns
  • Provide population health tools enabling Enspire to identify:
    • High risk members
    • Rising risk members
    • Gaps in care & creates a way to effectively engage members/caregivers
  • Provide a workflow tool to engage patients and their healthcare team to improve quality and outcomes

Over 900 hospitals and thousands of physicians currently use Crimson and more than 26% of U.S. hospital admissions are in Crimson.

Projects and Workgroups

Because workgroup involvement improves patient care, Med Center Health Physician Group members are constantly seeking to identify and implement best practices across the continuum of care. Recent areas of focus include:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Blood Product Usage
  • Physician Advisory Committee – Physician Governance for EMR
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma Pathway Development
  • Sepsis Pathway Development
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Reduction of Hospital Readmissions
  • Achieving Designation as Heart Failure Center of Excellence
  • Palliative Care Program Development
  • HCAHPS Improvement Committee
  • PE/DVT Improvement
  • Hospital Value Analysis Team

Bundled Payment Programs

The Medical Center is a Model 2 Participant in the Center for Medicare Services’ Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative. Our physicians are working with the Hospital to deliver better patient outcomes and efficiencies for patients with these conditions from the acute care stay through 90 days post discharge:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Simple pneumonia and other respiratory infections

Clinical Integration

Med Center Health Physician Group is a Clinically Integrated Network of healthcare providers, working together under a physician-led structure to improve population health, improve patient experience and reduce the cost of healthcare.

Impact

Med Center Health Physician Group is committed to improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare by building a partnership of providers that is patient focused, value based and physician led. Learn more about the work we are doing and the positive impact we are having on healthcare in our region from our physicians.

I’m thankful I have been given a second chance. I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. Barbara Dyer

Population Health

Population health management focuses on preventative care to keep healthy patients well – but also on high-risk patients with chronic conditions. Providers use data collected from all care settings to understand gaps in care and the challenges high-risk patients face in the management of their acute or chronic conditions. When these efforts are successful, the need for expensive interventions like emergency department visits, hospitalizations, imaging tests and procedures is lessened.


Leadership

Med Center Health Physician Group is physician-led:

BOARD OF MANAGERS
Kal Sahetya, MD, Chair
Rebecca Shadowen, MD, Medical Director
Don Brown, DO
Ghayth Hammad, MD
Julie Isaac, MD
Paul Kniery, MD
Bart Spurlin, MD
Jean Cherry
John Mark Fones
Connie Smith

PAYOR COMMITTEE
Ghayth Hammad, MD, Chair
Muhammad Akbar, MD
Sam Hardcastle, MD
Sanjay Kaul, MD
Tim Long, MD
Jeffery Nemec, MD
Shane O’Keeffe, MD
Rebecca Shadowen, MD
Jean Cherry
John Mark Fones
Connie Smith

QUALITY COMMITTEE
Rebecca Shadowen, MD, Chair
Muhammed Ahmed, MD
Elaine Mabel Alvarez, MD
Abrar Arshad, MD
Don Brown, DO
Grover Cleveland Dills, MD
Sajjad Haider, MD
Ghayth Hammad, MD
Sanjay Kaul, MD
Mohammed Kazimuddin, MD
Paul Kelsey, MD
Paul Kniery, MD
Jean Cherry
John Mark Fones
Connie Smith