Catholic Medical Partners

Established in 1996, Catholic Medical Partners (CMP) is an Independent Practice Association of nearly 900 primary and specialty care providers in Erie and Niagara Counties. The organization is closely aligned with Catholic Health and its member hospitals and has strong partnerships with long-term care/skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health organizations, and other ancillary services. CMP helps private practice physicians more effectively and efficiently manage their practices in today’s changing healthcare environment. CMP is an innovative thought leader and has grown to become one of the country’s leading authorities on population health management, value-based care, clinical integration, and care management, and helping its member practices improve quality, patient safety, and care delivery.

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Key Annual Stats

Number of Primary and Specialty Care Providers

Population Health

The overall health of a given community, taking into account things like poverty, education, and housing. Rather than focus on the treatment of chronic disease alone, policies that influence population health come from local governments, schools districts, employers, health insurance providers, etc., and emphasize disease prevention and wellness, the reduction or elimination of waste, and the eradication of health disparities based on race, income, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors.

Value-Based Care

A form of reimbursement that ties payments for care delivery to the quality of care provided and rewards providers for both efficiency and effectiveness. This form of reimbursement has emerged as an alternative and potential replacement for fee-for-service reimbursement, which pays providers retrospectively for services delivered based on bill charges or annual fee schedules.