Arizona Primary Care Physicians (APC) is a new primary care owned and operated medical group practice designed to meet the health care realities of today and tomorrow. APC protects what many Arizona primary care physicians value hold dearest – their independence, autonomy and sustainability.
With APC we have integrated the best of two different worlds, combining the intimacy and differentiation of independent private practice where you “are your own boss” (AUTONOMY) – with the benefit of size, capability and market relevance (OPPORTUNITY). As a part of APC, you will enjoy:
MAXIMUM AUTONOMY: You retain your independence. You are an owner of APC, not an employee. You continue to manage your practice. You don’t sell your practice – you grow the value of your business.
MARKET INFLUENCE: As a small practice you have no real market influence. As a part of APC your practice is part of a large, progressive, and geographically dispersed multi-location primary care practice that will influence health care delivery models while improving care and cost effectiveness.
REVENUE GROWTH: As a part of APC, which is a group practice for purposes of Stark and OIG, you will be able to participate in new revenue growth opportunities including: ancillary services, shared savings, ACO models, population health, employer direct contracting, concierge services, etc.
COST SAVINGS: APC provides numerous cost savings opportunities due to scale, efficiencies and regulatory exceptions. Examples include group purchasing, health benefits, insurance, malpractice captives, real estate services, retirement benefits, information technology management, etc.
NEW CAPABILITIES: Through shared investment and efficiencies APC provides resources and capabilities required to compete in today’s health care marketplace. These include: population health management; contracting; quality improvement; outcomes measurement; clinical analytics; customer satisfaction and service experience; gaps in care management; and other resources required to effectively lead the transformation of care.
When your practice becomes a Member of APC you continue to be in charge of your practice. That does NOT change.
You are in charge of APC. Not someone in another State. Not someone in a hidden boardroom. Not a hospital. Not a specialist.You.
As a part of APC you are still in charge. You are still independent but no longer alone. You are a part of a market-relevant physician group comprised of peers from across the entire market. This single-entity model provides optimal autonomy for you while building a level of interdependence that creates value and convenience to purchasers and patients.
The health care marketplace is continuing to evolve at an unprecedented pace. Payors, employers, CMS, hospitals, specialists, and others are aggressively implementing new and aggressive initiatives to meet reforms required for them to continue to influence the market.
It is time for Primary Care Physicians to lead the reforms.These reforms and market realities mandate new delivery models. Primary care is at the CENTER of these models.
To provide market relevance these new models of care require interdependence, a significant breadth of primary care providers with broad geographic coverage, and comprehensive care management capabilities.
Welcome to APC.
It is time for independent Primary Care to THRIVE not simply survive. It is time for APC.
Out of fear many Arizona PCP’s have ceded influence and value to others - with a significant number simply giving up - their dream of private practice abandoned. All too often these PCP’s have abandoned the value of the business that they have spent years building. Becoming a part of APC protects and enhances the asset that you have built. It allows you to remain independent - yet moves you to a position of viability, relevance and sustainability.
With APC you have the best of both worlds - autonomy enhanced by interdependence to seize opportunity.
However, this opportunity window to lead the change is closing fast. The market is moving, and standing still is no longer an option. Doing nothing is, by default, doing something. If you do not take action then instead of being the influencer - you will be influenced. As Gandhi exclaims, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
It is time to act. It is time for APC.
Seize the opportunity. Own your Own Future. Then Thrive.