Community Care Physician Network, UnitedHealthcare to Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries Together in North Carolina

July 09, 2018
  • Independent care provider group and health plan to work together to improve care and reduce costs

Community Care Physician Network LLC (CCPN) and UnitedHealthcare have established a new Advanced Care Medical Home and care management network relationship, giving North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries access to CCPN's 2,200 independent primary care providers in counties across the state under the new managed care system that will launch in 2019.

As a sign of the value they see in the relationship, UnitedHealthcare and CCPN will work closely together on innovative approaches to enhancing patient care and reducing health care costs.

"We're excited to bring the benefits of CCPN's high-performing primary care practices to UnitedHealthcare's Medicaid beneficiaries with this new relationship," said Steve Wegner, M.D., J.D., CEO of CCPN. "Our clinicians in counties across the state are ready to work hand-in-hand with UnitedHealthcare to enhance quality, patient experience, health outcomes and physician satisfaction."

CCPN clinicians currently deliver health care services to 700,000 North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries – more than 40 percent of people enrolled in Medicaid, the primary care case management program. These practices provide critical health care services in urban and rural counties across the state and care for a significant portion of North Carolinians with unique and complex health care needs.

"We are the first health plan to establish a definitive Advanced Care Medical Home relationship with CCPN because we believe our work together will lead to innovative approaches to meeting the needs of the people we serve across the state," said Anita Bachmann, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina. "CCPN delivers high-quality health care and, most importantly, understands its patients, their unique health care needs and the communities it serves. We believe CCPN's longstanding history of physician-driven and patient-focused care will complement UnitedHealthcare's local and national experience and innovative programs."

This new partnership provides the industry expertise, data and support that will enable CCPN to treat patients using an innovative value-based model focused on helping keep people healthy. UnitedHealthcare shares data with CCPN about patients' underlying medical conditions, past treatments, missed care opportunities, medications prescribed and future care needs. This takes the burden off patients from having to connect information from each of their doctor's visits themselves, and reduces duplicative tests and improves care coordination across specialties and care settings.

CCPN and UnitedHealthcare – which has served North Carolina for more than 20 years – collectively serve nearly 3 million people statewide.

About CCPN

CCPN is a physician-led, clinically-integrated network that provides practices with an aligned network focused on delivering high-quality, effective primary care and an infrastructure to deliver and coordinate patient care across conditions, providers, settings and time. CCPN members have a strong focus on patient-centered care and shared accountability for hitting quality targets.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.