Physician Groups at BIDMC
Our medical staff includes the following major physician groups.
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the employed physician group at BIDMC. HMFP employs approximately 800 Harvard Medical School faculty members, and has an exclusive affiliation agreement with BIDMC for research, teaching and patient care services. Each of BIDMC's 13 Departments has an HMFP Department Head who is the "Chief of Service." HMFP provides comprehensive practice management services (e.g., benefits, payroll and accounting) to the BIDMC faculty members.
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) is a value-based, physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). With its corporate office located in Westwood, Mass., BIDCO offers physician groups and hospitals the structure to contract, share risk, and build care management systems together, with the goal of providing the highest quality care in the most cost-efficient way.
To deliver value to patients, commercial payors, and government, BIDCO leverages the shared skills of more than 2,200 primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists and numerous community hospitals, including Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. BIDCO has a tertiary affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
BIDCO was an early adopter of merging global budget accountability with the delivery of high-quality care, and is one of 32 Pioneer ACOs contracted with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (BIDHC) is a network of more than 150 primary care physicians and specialists in 33 practice locations conveniently located across Greater Boston, and much of eastern Massachusetts. These practices, legally incorporated as Affiliated Physicians Group (APG), are affiliated with BIDMC in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham.
HealthCare Associates (HCA) is BIDMC's hospital-based primary care practice. HCA sees more than 41,000 patients annually in two office locations in the Shapiro Clinical Center at BIDMC.