Community Care Physicians and CDPHP Join Forces in Historic Health Care Deal

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Community Care Physicians and CDPHP Join Forces in Historic Health Care Deal

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ALBANY, N.Y. – November 18, 2021 – Community Care Physicians (CCP) and Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) today announced an historic partnership that will further enhance the quality of care and patient experience for residents throughout the region, all while maintaining the autonomy of the area’s largest, independent physician practice.

“Partnering together, Community Care Physicians and CDPHP will innovate in ways that foster new treatment tools and modalities,” said Dr. Shirish Parikh, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Community Care Physicians. “Together, we will take a comprehensive patient approach to population health management, using integrated data and analytics that will help patients live longer, healthier, and happier lives.” added Parikh.

“For more than a decade, CDPHP has worked tirelessly to create a more integrated, collaborative, and data-driven health care system,” said John D. Bennett, MD, President and CEO of CDPHP.  “Today, we take the largest and boldest step in that effort by partnering with a group of physicians that have always stood for the highest quality care and were instrumental in our move to value-based reimbursement.” added Bennett.

As part of the partnership, CCP and CDPHP will create a new management services organization (MSO) that will provide the administrative, non-patient care work necessary to operate the clinical practices. The MSO will support all non-clinical functions for the CCP family of practices, allowing the doctors and clinicians of Community Care Physicians to continue to focus on providing high-quality care to all patients, regardless of insurance coverage. The organizations also developed proper safeguards to protect patient data and ensure a competitive marketplace is preserved.

Patients of Community Care Physicians will experience no disruption in care as a result of the partnership. The clinical practices will functionally remain the same. Clinical operations will be conducted under the “Community Care Physicians, PLLC” name and practices will continue to function as they do now, under the same practice names, with the same practitioners, accepting the same insurances, in the same locations.

The partnership will further build the CDPHP integrated delivery system, one that is more coordinated, is based upon a strong care management system, and builds off the following key entities:

  • Acuitas Health – Population health services organization;
  • Strategic Solutions – Revenue cycle management and consulting firm;
  • 1785 Route 9, Clifton Park – New state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical practice spearheaded by CDPHP in Clifton Park, NY;
  • ConnectRx – Two new pharmacies located in Watervliet and Clifton Park, NY, offering free same-day prescription deliveries.
  • CDPHP Hospital to Home – Concierge-level hospital service that keeps patients and loved ones supported and well-informed during and after a hospital stay.

Community Care Physicians was established in 1984 and has become the largest, independent physician practice in the Capital Region. The CCP family of practices will continue as an independent clinical organization and will continue to contract with all interested health plans.

CCP employs nearly 1,800 people, including more than 420 clinicians in 30 specialties, across 70 practices in eight counties throughout the greater Capital Region.

CDPHP was also founded in 1984 and currently serves 400,000 members in 29 counties across upstate New York. For more than 35 years, the physician-founded health plan has been providing top-quality health coverage – across all product lines – to individuals, families, and businesses throughout Upstate New York and beyond, and is known nationally for high-quality care and superior customer service.

The partnership is targeted to close by December 31, 2021 and is subject to final approval by appropriate state agencies.



About CDPHP® 

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 29 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram

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