Florida Blue and Medical Specialists of Palm Beach Create Management Services Organization to Improve Quality of Care and Health of Medicare Members
JACKSONVILLE and PALM BEACH, Fla. – March 11, 2014 – Florida Blue and Medical Specialists of Palm Beach (MSPB) have expanded their collaborative care agreement and formed a jointly held Management Services Organization to provide enhanced coordinated care services for Medicare Advantage members in Palm Beach County.
Over the years, Florida Blue and MSPB have enjoyed a strong network relationship, and the new venture will allow the organizations to expand their relationship by enabling primary care network services, care coordination and quality outcomes for members of Florida Blue Medicare HMO plans in Palm Beach County.
“Florida Blue’s HMO products provide valuable choices to Medicare beneficiaries by meeting their care needs based upon a close relationship with their Primary Care Physician. The MSPB multi-specialty group delivers a unique care coordination operating model that supports Florida Blue's focus on improving the overall health status of its Medicare Advantage members,” said Elizabeth Strombom, senior vice president of Government Markets at Florida Blue. “Value-based arrangements are becoming the new normal as we work to improve the quality of care given to patients, while also reducing the cost of care.”
“MSPB is proud to partner with Florida Blue in a new platform for health care delivery to ensure our patients in Palm Beach County achieve better heath,” said Dr. James Goldenberg, president and chairman at MSPB. “In the changing health care landscape I can think of no better partner than Florida’s premier health care insurer.”
About Florida Blue
Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company, is a leader in Florida’s health care industry. Our mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. Florida Blue has approximately 4 million health care members and serves 15.5 million people in 16 states through its affiliated companies. Florida Blue is a not-for- profit, policyholder-owned, tax-paying mutual company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.FloridaBlue.com.
About Medical Specialties of Palm Beach (MSPB)
MSPB is a multispecialty group of physicians serving Palm Beach County patients for more than 17 years. With more than 70 physicians and 30 locations throughout Palm Beach County, MSPB provides high quality, value based, comprehensive health care. MSPB cares for over 60,000 patients through our specialties, which include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology and Concierge Healthcare. We also provide the full spectrum of Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Pathology and Vein and Aesthetic services. We take great pride in providing the highest level of patient care in a compassionate and caring environment. MSPB is a physician owned and operated corporation.