Delaware’s Physician Organizations, created in the late 90’s, were developed as for-profit stock corporations, wholly owned by the participating physicians. The purpose for development was to provide leadership in physician-directed managed care, while promoting high quality, cost effective medical care in Delaware through highly integrated, multi-specialty organizations. The Physician Organizations serve as a resource for Delaware physicians for the implementation of new strategies for the delivery of medical care as the market evolves. Each Physician Organization’s governing board consists exclusively of practicing physicians.
- The New Castle County Physicians Organization (NCCPO) is comprised of close to 400 physicians whose primary practice is in New Castle County.
- The Eastern Sussex Physicians Organization (ESPO) is comprised of over 160 physicians whose primary practice is in Sussex County.
- The Central Delaware Physicians Organization (CDPO) is comprised of over 100 physicians whose primacy practice is in Kent County.
- The Nanticoke Physicians Organization (NPO) is comprised of almost 90 physicians whose practice is in Seaford and surrounding areas (Western Sussex County).
Each Physician Organization holds group contracts with the state’s managed care Medicaid plans, Tricare (serving our active, retired and family members of our military), as well as a few PPO health plans. MedNet of Delaware currently provides administrative services to the Physician Organization and their participating physicians for the ongoing maintenance of these contracts.
Current Strategies for MedNet & the Physician Organizations (POs)