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COPC’s journey toward population health started in 1996 when 33 physicians from 11 practices merged. The decision was driven by need for new physicians who work exclusively in the hospital, called hospitalists, common medical records, professional administration, and the development of ancillary services.

by Jayasree Basu and Lee Rivers Mobley

The findings indicate that MA plans have added value to the quality of primary care for the elderly by reducing preventable hospitalizations.