A coalition of 10 healthcare organizations and large medical groups operating in eight states have formed Physician Groups for Coordinated Care, an organization whose stated aim is to champion accountable coordinated-care infrastructures that give incentives for providing quality care and better patient outcomes, according to a news release. The release says the coalition seeks to work with the Obama administration and Congress to: expand the use of payment methodologies that encourage physician collaboration; promote effective preventive and chronic-care management; deploy health information technology to promote care coordination; support accountability for all healthcare providers; and organize and develop physician groups. The members of the coalition are: the California Association of Physician Groups; Greater Rochester (N.Y.) Independent Practice Association; Health First Network, Florida; HealthCare Partners, California, Florida, Nevada and Utah; Heritage Medical Groups, California and New York; North American Medical Management, California and Illinois; Physicians Care Network, Florida; Southeast Texas Medical Associates; WellMed Medical Group, Arkansas, Florida and Texas; and Willy Pezzia M.D. & Associates, Texas. More than 60,000 doctors belong to the groups making up the coalition, a spokesman said.Submit a letter to the Modern Physician Reader Blog. Please include your name, title, company and hometown. Modern Physician reserves the right to edit all submissions.
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