Medical Network Management Services of Delaware, Inc. (MedNet)

“Enabling Physicians to Lead – Empowering Physicians to Serve”

MedNet, established in 1995, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Medical Society of Delaware, provides administrative services, such as contract management, and practice support to over 900 physicians, who participate in one of the four physician organizations in Delaware. As such, MedNet is uniquely positioned to assist Delaware physicians in taking advantage of opportunities presented by the changing health care delivery landscape. 

MedNet  Board of Directors: Click here

MedNet’s major focus at the current time is securing an infrastructure partner to provide population health technology and services for the PO physicians participating and MedNet.  MedNet has conducted due diligence and entertained preliminary contract negotiations with one population health firm, while keeping other options on the table.  Payer contracts are pending at this time awaiting resolution of the infrastructure negotiations.

Delaware's Physician Organizations (POs)

Delaware’s Physician Organizations (POs), developed in the late 1990’s, were developed by MedNet as for-profit stock corporations, and owned by the participating stockholder physicians. The purpose for creating the POs was to advance the concept of physician-directed managed care, while promoting high quality, cost effective medical care in Delaware through highly integrated, multi-specialty organizations. The POs serve as a resource for Delaware physicians for the implementation of new strategies for the delivery of medical care as the market evolves. Each PO’s governing board consists exclusively of practicing physicians.

  • The Central Delaware Physicians Organization (CDPO) is comprised of more than 120 physicians whose primacy practice is in Kent County.
  • The Eastern Sussex Physicians Organization (ESPO) is comprised of approximately 250 physicians whose primary practice is in Lewes and the surrounding areas (Eastern Sussex County).
  • The Nanticoke Physicians Organization (NPO) is comprised of over 80 physicians whose practice is in Seaford and surrounding areas (Western Sussex County).
  • The New Castle County Physicians Organization (NCCPO) is comprised of nearly 450 physicians whose primary practice is in New Castle County.

Since their inception, the POs have held network contracts with various health plans including: Health Net Federal Systems (HNFS)/Tricare; Multiplan/Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) and Conifer Health.  MedNet of Delaware currently provides administrative services to each Physician Organization and their participating physicians for the ongoing maintenance of these contracts, as well as other support.
For CDPO, ESPO, NPO and NCCPO Board of Directors: Click here

Initiatives

Delaware Care Collaboration

MedNet and the Physicians Organizations, along with the Medical Society of Delaware, are currently working to help enhance the quality of care and patient satisfaction for Delawareans.  The Delaware Care Collaboration ™ (DCC) is a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO) launched January 1, 2016, in affiliation with Saint Francis Healthcare/Trinity Health.   Physician members are provided an opportunity to contract with the DCC.  Please visit http://www.decarecollaboration.com for more information.

Delaware State Innovation Model (SIM) Practice Transformation Support

Building off the success of our Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, MedNet and HealthTeamWorks® continued their partnership by contracting with the State of Delaware to support primary care practice transformation in Delaware. Currently, our program supports 16 primary care practice sites, including both adult and pediatric medicine, throughout the state of Delaware.  Please see our brochure for more information.

Please contact Michelle Seymour, Quality Improvement Coach at MSD via telephone at (302) 224-5188 or email to Michelle.Seymour@medsocdel.org
You can also learn more about Delaware’s plan to becoming a healthier state by visiting their website, www.choosehealthde.com

Contact Us

MedNet is working to stay ahead of the curve, remaining actively engaged and well positioned to address the needs of physicians in Delaware’s evolving health care reform environment. If you have any questions, are interested in joining one of the physician organizations, or are a current PO member with changes to report, please contact:

Michelle Seymour, Quality Improvement Coach & Manager of MedNet

Email Michelle.Seymour@medsocdel.org  Phone 302-224-5188