Physician-Hospital

Organization (PHO)

What is a PHO?

A PHO (Physician Hospital Organization) is a vehicle that enables hospitals and physicians to work cooperatively toward accomplishing several objectives. Primary purposes for forming a PHO are developing improved methods of health care delivery; overseeing integration of physicians and hospitals into health delivery networks; assisting in voluntary group formation; and collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information. Secondary purposes include contracting with managed care organizations with joint risk sharing, developing standards of care, and building trust between hospitals and independent physicians.

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Bridging the gap between  Healthcare & Community

Advantages of a PHO

  • Provide an organized approach for physicians and hospitals to work together on managed care issues, such as utilization management and quality improvement.

  • Serve as a clearinghouse for certain administrative duties such as insurance credentialing and utilization management, thus, reducing the burden on the individual physician and hospital members.

  • Collaborating with managed care companies.

  • Establish reimbursement and risk-sharing approaches that align incentive among all physicians.

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We are only a phone call away to answer questions or address concerns.

Jay Wood

Executive Director

jwood@swcarenet.com

970-564-2650

Elise Schuster

Provider Relations & Administrative Assistant

eschuster@swcarenet.com

970-564-2652