NUMBER OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS CONTRACTED HAS INCREASED FROM 27 TO 78 IN TWO MONTHS
HOUSTON, April 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Nutex Health Inc. (“Nutex Health” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NUTX), a physician-led, technology-enabled integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of 20 state-of-the-art micro hospitals in 8 states and primary care-centric, risk-bearing physician networks, today provided an update on South Florida Physicians IPA, its independent practice association (“IPA”) in South Florida.
As of today, South Florida Physicians IPA has signed contracts with 78 primary care physicians (“PCPs”), up from 27 PCPs in February 2023. The physicians have been credentialed and our IPA is working with several health plans to enroll patients.
An IPA is an association of independent physician practices who wish to focus on providing high quality care and to remain independent but need additional resources and expertise to lead the market in value-based care. South Florida Physicians IPA offers its providers access to our Clinigence Health cloud-based population health data analytics platform, opportunities to participate in risk-based contracts with payors and the resources of ProCare MSO, Nutex Health’s wholly-owned management services organization (“MSO”).
Nutex Health’s integrated healthcare delivery system is comprised of its hospitals, IPAs, our MSO and our cloud-based population health analytics platform. Our inpatient-outpatient model is well aligned operationally and strategically to deliver high-quality and coordinated care to patients in our local communities, while improving the efficiency and overall cost of care. We believe that by taking care of as many of our IPA’s enrolled patients at our hospitals, we will not only increase the volumes in our emergency rooms and occupy more of our inpatient beds, but we will also reduce the medical cost ratio (“MCR”) in our IPAs, thus making our IPAs more profitable. Nutex Health is building or in advanced planning stages of building 7 microhospitals in the state of Florida over the next 2-3 years.
“Florida is an important state for us. We are working in parallel to build our hospitals and to set up our provider network there,” stated Tom Vo, M.D., MBA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nutex Health.
“We welcome the physicians who have joined our IPA in Florida to the Nutex family. We are proud to have organically grown our network so rapidly and are also evaluating potential IPA and MSO acquisitions in Florida and other states,” stated Warren Hosseinion, M.D., President of Nutex Health.
About Nutex Health Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas and founded in 2011, Nutex Health Inc. (NASDAQ: NUTX) is a healthcare management and operations company with two divisions: a Hospital Division and a Population Health Management Division.
The Hospital Division owns, develops and operates innovative health care models, including micro-hospitals, specialty hospitals, and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). This division owns and operates 19 facilities in 8 states.
The Population Health Management division owns and operates provider networks such as Independent Physician Associations (IPAs). Through our Management Services Organization (MSO), we provide management, administrative and other support services to our affiliated hospitals and physician groups. Our cloud-based proprietary technology platform aggregates clinical and claims data across multiple settings, information systems and sources to create a holistic view of patients and providers, allowing us to deliver greater quality care more efficiently.
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