Square Care physicians enjoy the benefits of negotiated managed care contract terms, network referrals, reduced administrative burden, and population health capabilities, while enjoying the autonomy to run an independent practice, something that hospitals and health systems cannot offer. Square Care is physician owned and led, which leads to greater alignment with the goals of individual physicians.
Physicians joining the Square Care Medical Group will enjoy the benefit of utilizing Square Care’s administrative processes, which are managed by our Medical Services Organization (MSO). Physician partners who join the Square Care IPA may elect to retain their existing administrative processes.
Square Care uses the number one rated EMR and Practice Management Solution, athenahealth. Square Care physician partners can take advantage of negotiated software costs and implementation support.
You do not have to convert to athenahealth. if you choose to participate only in the IPA. Keep in mind, however, that not being on one unified record poses challenges when it comes to success in shared savings and population health endeavors. This may result in the practice needing to complete manual quality measures and reporting while those on athenahealth will benefit from a single platform MSO support. A discount to purchase athenahealth will be made available to IPA members.
If there are contracts that your current practice has that are not in our portfolio, we will want to learn about those and reach out to the payers to enter into contracts. We will identify these opportunities during your application process.
The evaluation process can range from 3 – 6 months; and typically depends on how quickly the physician submits the required information including application, peer reviews and other evaluation materials.