Who Can Join Doylestown Healthcare Partnership?
Invitation for membership in the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Network is open to physicians and practice groups whose members meet the requirements and choose to apply.
Once the physicians’ qualifications are verified to meet criteria for eligibility, the practice group will be asked to sign a formal participation agreement and each physician will sign an attestation.
The formal agreements ensure the practice and its physicians understand the continued requirements of participation, including collaboration among physician colleagues and with DHP in the development and adoption of the clinical and performance initiatives that will enhance the quality, delivery, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Physicians will be expected to comply with evidence-based clinical protocols and meet quality and utilization standards set for the group by DHP’s physician leaders.
Reasons to join the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Clinically Integrated Network:
- Improve quality of care
- More control over the care process and policies
- Access to support functions (eg Care Management resources)
- Develop and learn best practices and improve efficiency
- Build referral relationships and establish collegial relationships with other physicians
- Opportunities for learning, training, education
- Focus on the health of the population, not just individuals
- Chance to influence the future of medicine and to make a positive impact to peoples lives
- Sense of pride for positively impacting the health of the community
The basic qualifications to join the DHP Network include:
- No Medical License Suspension, Revocation or Restriction (in any state)
- Must possess and will keep in full force and effect, an unlimited Medical License in his/her profession in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and any other licenses and registrations necessary for him/her to provide Health Care Services;
- Compliance with all applicable professional standards and criteria, as required by federal and state law, and all other applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations;
- Not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or other Federal health care programs;
- Has not been reprimanded, sanctioned or disciplined by a federal or state Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) or commission;
- Must maintain a current and valid federal DEA number, and, if Practice or physician will dispense or administer controlled substances, a valid registration certificate and/or license to dispense or administer;
- If physician does not specialize in Family Medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine or Obstetrics/Gynecology and he/she provides care to patients in a hospital setting, then he or she must be a member in good standing of the medical staff of a Doylestown Hospital;
- Must be “Board Certified” as that term is defined by his or her declared specialty or a higher level specialty and will maintain the highest level of certification obtained; or recommended by the Credentialing Committee, and approved by the DHP Managing Committee, for a waiver from this requirement;
- Meets other criteria set forth by the DHP governing board, provided that the Practice has been given prior written notice of those criteria.