1993 -
Paul Rusinski, MD (Emergency Med)  conceived the idea of starting an IPA.
1993 -
Idea presented to Alachua County Medical Society; concept was presented locally and was well received; Bob Casey, MD (Family Practice) was the first physician to sign up, followed by 200 other Alachua county (Region # 3) physicians. Executive Director was appointed and first office opened in the historic Seagle Building in Gainesville, Florida.
1995 -
First network access contract with PPO.
1996 -
First risk contract with HMO; contract with Phycorp for third party administrator services.
2000 -
Phycorp contract terminated by FIPA; Med3000 contract executed.
2001 -
FIPA # 3 10,000 covered lives; annual revenue of $7.2 million.
2001 -
InfoSource, an on-line resource for insurance verification, claims status and referral processing is made available to members.
2001 -
Kimberly Kauffman appointed PCN Executive Director.
2002 -
IPA contract with Group Purchasing Services to make group purchasing rates available to members.
2002 -
IPA contract with ClientTell to make patient appointment reminder service available to members.
2002 -
Physicians' Care Network maintains two HMO contracts, covering more than 20,000 lives.
2003 -
Executive Committee created to assist in Ad-hoc issues.
2003 -
IPA contracts with single payor PPO.
2004 -
IPA contracts with multipayor PPO.
2005 -
IPA contract with national PPO.
2006 -
IPA contracts with one Medicare Advantage plan and one Medicaid managed care plan.
2007 -
IPA contracts with two Medicare Advantage plans and partners with Health First Network (another IPA based in Pensacola) to develop Patient Care First Network for Medicaid contracting.
2008 -
IPA contracts with Medicare Advantage plan and develops partially self funded group insurance options for member physicians as employers. Physicians' Care Network contracts with eight health plans, covering more than 40,000 lives. 
2009 -
Negotiated an exclusive liability insurance program with FPIC that provides a 25% discount on base rates for PCN members
Patrick Lubitsky appointed Executive Director for Physicians Care Network and President for Patient Care First Network. PCN partners with CMS to for Accountable Care Coalition of North Central Florida.
Accountable Care Coalition of North Central Florida begins program.

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What we do...

PCN negotiates fair and competitive contracts with MCOs and health plans. By executing one contract with PCN and maintaining one credentials file, a PCN physician gains access to multiple contracts.


Physicians' Care Network
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