Priveo Medical Group, Inc. announced that it would be exiting the pediatric partnership program in which it had been a member since June 2020. Pediatric Partners will be replaced by Priveo Medical Group as the leading provider of pediatric medical insurance under the Children's Healthcare Partnership Network (CHP Network).
In a statement to CHP Network members, Children's Hospital said that Priveo Medical Group, Inc., an independent group of medical practices located in Dallas, Texas, had been unable to “establish a collaborative relationship” with the network, despite having been the preferred provider for many independent pediatric physicians as part of the CHP Network. Children's Hospital added that “as a result,” Priveo had been “involuntarily removed” from the CHP Network as of July 1st.
Children's Hospital also said that in June 2020, Priveo Medical Group, Inc. had declined an opportunity to participate in the CHP Network's pilot program, “Pediatric Partnerships in Medicine: Enhancing Children's Primary Care,” which was designed to help physicians provide primary care services to families of children who have special needs and who cannot receive routine care from their primary-care physicians. According to Children's Hospital, Priveo “refused to participate because of a perceived conflict of interest, and because we were not in a financial position to support its efforts.” According to CHP, Priveo “has not provided support for the pilot program since it became known to us.
As of today, Children's Hospital is continuing its partnership with Priveo, saying that Priveo “is fully committed to helping families in need of primary care.” “We are actively seeking a new partner,” said Donna Stinnett, Children's Hospital's president.
“Pediatric Partnerships is very important to us because they are an excellent way to reach out to families and physicians,” said Children's Hospital's chief executive, Debra Lewis. “In addition, our network provides a great source of referral sources. For example, if you're a primary physician or family physician, you can get in touch with CHP network members, and they can help you find good deals and refer them to us. This saves time and money and allows the physician to concentrate on his or her own practice.”
“The CHP Network has been very helpful to us as a pediatric practice,” added Children's CEO, Debra Lewis. “They provide financial resources that allow us to help the parents pay for continuing medical education and for new members and to expand our service offerings to include services for those already receiving care at Children's Hospital.”
“Pediatric partnerships allow us to stay in business and provide the care and treatment of our patients deserve at a price that is fair and affordable for our medical practice,” stated John O'Brien, Children's chief executive. “As a parent, I want to thank CHP for its generous assistance and contribution to our practice.”
“We have been proud to be a part of this . . . . . . network since its inception and look forward to working with CHP for years to ensure that our work remains in sync with its mission and vision for the future,” said Dr. O'Brien. “Pediatric Partnerships is an important aspect of CHP, and we look forward to being part of a mutually beneficial partnership with CHP's future as one of the nation's premier health care systems,” he continued.
“CHP is one of the best health care systems in the nation, and we look forward to having many years of partnership with them,” stated Dr. Lewis. “Pediatric Partnerships is a key element of their overall model, which includes providing quality primary care, improving patient experience and expanding the services provided to all of our families and their families.
“Health Partnerships is helping to strengthen our nation's greatest health care system,” said Dr. Lewis. “As our health care system works to meet the needs of children and families across the country, we look forward to working with CHP for many more years.”
“Pediatric Partnerships with CHP is very important to our organization,” stated Dr. Lewis. “Pediatric Partnerships is not only important to our patients, but also to CHP's mission and vision. Our shared vision for the future of CHP is that children will live a full and satisfying life through effective access to medical care.