Saint Peter’s, clinician network renew their relationship

Jessica Perry//August 18, 2014

Saint Peter’s, clinician network renew their relationship

Jessica Perry//August 18, 2014

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Partners In Care, a major New Jersey physician-owned clinician network and health care management company, on Monday announced that the hospital’s 200 physicians and clinicians, including pediatricians, adult primary care doctors and specialists, will join the Partners In Care network.The physicians of New Brunswick-based Saint Peter’s will have access to East Brunswick-based Partners In Care’s suite of benefits and services designed to improve the efficiency and delivery of care. The physicians will receive additional revenue for care coordination activities in Partners In Care’s care coordination and population health management programs with health plans and self-insured employers.

In a joint announcement, the two organizations said Partners In Care was originally founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Saint Peter’s University Hospital and its physician network, United Medical Group. In 2005, Partners In Care transitioned to physician-only ownership.

“This monumental milestone agreement brings our company full circle for the betterment of health care in our community,” stated Dr. Steven Goldberg, chairman and a founding physician of PIC.  “It fits nicely with our mission to deliver better health and better care at a lower cost for the patients we serve.”

“We are very excited about rekindling our relationship with Saint Peter’s in the changing and challenging health care environment,” added Ralph Tang, PIC chief executive. “It is a key component of our strategy to provide a comprehensive and effective clinically integrated network and care delivery system in Central Jersey and beyond.”

“The renewal of our ties with Partners In Care is a boon to our physicians and the patients they serve,” said Ronald C. Rak, chief executive of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “We look forward to a successful and long-lasting joint venture that aids in the delivery of top quality health care.”

PIC is an Independent Physician Association and health care management company with expertise in care coordination, accountable care and population health management.

The company works to improve patient health and lower health care costs for clients, which include commercial and managed Medicare health plans; self-insured employers and public sector employers, including local and state government agencies; joint health insurance funds; municipalities; and school districts. 

PIC’s provider network includes more than 650 physicians and other health care professionals in 14 of 21 counties, primarily in central and southern New Jersey.


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