Doylestown Healthcare Partnership (DHP) is a unique physician-hospital partnership, the evolution of over 25 years of collaboration among physicians – most of whom are independent practitioners and members of the Doylestown Hospital Medical Staff – and Doylestown Health.
DHP includes the Doylestown Health system and community physicians, with governance shared equally between the two parties – just one example of the transformative potential of the organization. As DHP continues to expand, additional providers will be added to the network, such as; skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, pharmacies and other healthcare service providers.
Physician members and Doylestown Health share equally in the management, capitalization, risks and rewards of DHP activities. DHP uses a dyad model of shared governance with physicians and administrative co-chairs for all DHP committees.
Scott Levy, MD, Chairman of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Managing Committee, describes five characteristics that makes DHP a trend-setter in the area of clinical and financial integration.
Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Network goals:
As a clinically integrated network, DHP participates in coordinated contract negotiations with health care payers to better maintain a population’s health and wellness and effectively manage associated payment models. The success of these models are reliant upon physician and hospital cooperation to better develop and execute emerging models such as bundled payments, episode-based payments and global payments.
Doylestown Hospital is the flagship of Doylestown Health, a non-profit community health system that includes approximately 50 employed physicians, a skilled nursing facility, surgery center, outpatient services, home health and hospice services, and a retirement community and an early childhood education program.
The Doylestown Hospital Medical Staff has been an active partner with Doylestown Hospital for decades. Today, the Medical Staff continues to grow and strengthen their affiliation with the hospital, by identifying new options for improved clinical integration, and by establishing collaborative relationships between primary care and specialty practices to create a coordinated continuum of care that positively impacts the patient — before, during and after a hospital visit.
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