DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Midwest Physician Administrative Services (MPAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPage Medical Group, has partnered with the University of Chicago Medicine to provide management of its Medicare Advantage contract, including data analytics, Medicare risk adjustment, utilization management and claims processing in order to improve financial and clinical outcomes. In addition to its recent engagement by UChicago Medicine, other MPAS clients include DuPage Medical Group, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, the BreakThrough Care Centers, Salt Creek Surgery Center and Plainfield Surgery Center.
“At MPAS, we have a proven track record of helping our clients achieve the Triple Aim,” said MPAS Chief Administrative Officer Krishna Ramachandran. “That includes improving the health of the population, improving the member experience and providing cost effective care. By utilizing data analytics, expertise and processes we want to improve patient outcomes, create efficiency and reduce health care costs, for the patients and the system,” he continued. “We’re excited to partner with the University of Chicago Medicine.”
“We are pleased with the record of success that MPAS has demonstrated for other clients, and we look forward to working with the team of experts on this project,” said Mayumi Fukui, Vice President, Managed Care and Program Development at UChicago Medicine.
Established in 2011, MPAS operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPage Medical Group, which remains the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area. Since its inception, MPAS has grown to provide additional services to meet the needs of its clients in the changing healthcare landscape.
As its core mission, MPAS assists provider organizations in moving from fee-for-service to fee-for-value contracts, with the goal of increasing revenues, maximizing incentives while providing efficient services for clients. MPAS services include quality improvement, case management, utilization management, credentialing, provider relations, Epic/technology support, analytics and revenue cycle management.
About Midwest Physician Administrative ServicesMidwest Physician Administrative Services (MPAS) is a management services organization designed to maximize productivity and efficiency, including quality improvement, case management, utilization management, credentialing, provider relations, Epic/technology support, analytics and revenue cycle management. Established in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPage Medical Group, MPAS works to simplify processes, reduce expenses and mitigate risks for both providers and consumers. Today, MPAS has grown to serve more than 1,800 physician providers and partners, manage 250,000 lives and process over 4 million claims annually. For more information about services provided by MPAS, visit www.mpasmd.com.
About DuPage Medical GroupWith more than 425 physicians and in more than 60 locations, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, providing physician-directed health care focused on quality, efficiency and access. For more information, visit www.dulyhealthandcare.com.
About the University of Chicago MedicineThe University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences is one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions. It comprises the Pritzker School of Medicine, a top 10 medical school in the nation; the University of Chicago Biomedical Sciences Division; and the University of Chicago Medical Center, which recently opened the Center for Care and Discovery, a $700 million specialty medical facility. Twelve Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine have been affiliated with the University of Chicago Medicine.
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