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New Hanover Medical Group/NHRMC Physician Group is partnering with the State Health Plan on a two-year Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative that is designed to improve member experience, health outcomes and ultimately impact health care costs for state employees.

The self-insured State Health Plan provides health coverage to more than 680,000 teachers and state employees and is a division of the State Treasurer’s Department. New Hanover Medical Group was selected as one of only three in-state providers for the program that began May 1, according to a news release from the medical group.

New Hanover Medical Group, a primary care practice affiliated with NHRMC Physician Group, will serve State Health Plan members in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. New Hanover Medical Group has been recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Physician Practice Connections-Patient-Centered Medical Home.

“We have worked hard to get ready for this program and are very excited to have been selected based on our excellent track record for serving State Plan patients in our region,” said Dr. Jeffrey Warhaftig, with the New Hanover Medical Group.

With more than 200 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group’s doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from the shared resources of NHRMC, the news release states.

“Our goal is to improve members’ health and the quality and affordability of the care they receive,” said State Treasurer Janet Cowell. “Public private partnerships like the one between the State Health Plan and these local health care providers help us to better achieve our goal.”


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