Delaware’s Physician Organizations (POs), developed in the late 1990’s, were developed by the founding physicians of 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: Tricare; Multiplan/Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) and Ameri Health Caritas. 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