Partners HealthCare began a new partnership with physician group Harbor Medical Associates on the South Shore on Wednesday.
The Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization has a long-standing, close clinical relationship with Harbor Medical Associates. By merging, we will be able to offer more coordinated care for our mutual patients and their families that will improve health outcomes and help bend the cost curve.
Over the past three years, Partners has reduced its community physician cohort by more than 500 doctors in order to begin right-sizing our network and to ensure that our geographic coverage is consistent with our population management strategy. As a result, Harbor’s 70 physicians represent a return of about 3 percent more physicians to our community network, which is already 20 percent smaller than in 2012.
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