VillageMD, a leading primary care-focused management services organization, has partnered with the two largest independent physician groups in New Hampshire, Derry Medical Center and Southern New Hampshire Internal Medicine Associates (SNHIMA), to form VillageMD-New Hampshire, an organization that will create greater clinical value for residents across the state. This new joint venture will provide services to New Hampshire primary care physicians to improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, while lowering the total cost of care.
“VillageMD-New Hampshire helps physicians deliver an enhanced type of primary care that offers high clinical quality, expanded services for those living with chronic conditions, and personalized patient education to promote a preventive approach to care that improves overall health and total cost,” said Tom Buchanan, president of VillageMD-New Hampshire and chief executive officer of Derry Medical Center. “The physicians at Derry are now well prepared to successfully execute on value-based reimbursement contracts and supported to spend more time focusing on what they do best—caring for their patients.”
Initially supporting a team of 57 providers, VillageMD-New Hampshire will partner with additional primary care providers across the state through a clinically integrated network. The joint venture will leverage VillageMD’s data analytics, physician-based care coordination, and on-the-ground support resources, all of which have demonstrated significantly greater clinical improvements at a lower total cost of care. VillageMD’s clinical care model also aids its physician partners in providing more personalized attention, education, and support to patients via integrated care teams of health coaches, diabetes educators, pharmacists, and resource coordinators. The model yields improvements in physical health and emotional health as well as the overall well-being of patients.
“VillageMD-New Hampshire has the expertise and capabilities to enable physicians to transition successfully and grow in this new, value-based reimbursement environment,” said Dr. Edmund Schiavoni, president, SNHIMA. “With this partnership, we now have the right mix of technology, processes and resources to continue to deliver high quality care and do it at an efficient cost, benefitting the community.”
Derry Medical Center and SNHIMA are independent, multi-sited practices with 57 clinicians who together have cared for the health of families in Southern New Hampshire for a combined 80 years. Dr. Schiavoni will continue to serve as SNIHMA’s president, and Dr. Ted Brooks will remain president of Derry Medical Center. Both practices will continue to care for patients at the same locations and under the same names.
“VillageMD is humbled to partner with two prestigious groups of physicians and help contribute to the well-being of communities across New Hampshire,” said Tim Barry, chief executive officer, VillageMD. “Our team is committed to giving primary care physicians everything they need to restore their position as the backbone of the healthcare system.”
Practices enabled by VillageMD’s solution have been consistently recognized for high-quality care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Using the same approach, the practices achieved: admissions and readmissions rates 20 to 45 percent lower than the community, Medicare costs 20 to 45 percent lower than the community, and commercial costs 15 to 20 percent lower than the community.
About Derry Medical Center
Derry Medical Center has been providing comprehensive care for families in the greater Derry community for over 50 years. They are a physician-owned, independent practice whose family practice physicians and providers specialize in primary care for every member of the family—from newborns and children to adults and seniors. They offer extensive wellness and fitness programs to enhance patient wellness and manage chronic disease. New patients are welcome at all their offices in Derry, Londonderry and Windham, even for same-day visits.
About Southern New Hampshire Internal Medicine Associates (SNHIMA)
For three decades, the core philosophy of SNHIMA has been the belief that preventative medical care is vital to ensuring a lifetime of optimal health. We address the “whole patient”; not just a particular symptom or illness. Using information such as family history and risk factors, our patient care team creates an individualized program designed to foster good health and prevent the onset of disease. Great emphasis is placed on the physician-patient relationship as a means for promoting wellness at all stages of adulthood. SNHIMA’s conveniently located offices in Derry, Windham, and Manchester welcome new patients and offer same-day appointments.
VillageMD is a leading provider of management services for healthcare organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. The VillageMD solution provides the tools, technology, operations, and staffing support needed to drive the highest quality clinical results across a population. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower costs in the communities they serve.