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WHC-PHO will be the model of healthcare provider integration and partnership to advance evidence-based and quality healthcare.

WHC-PHO's Open Membership Policy

The PHO's current mission and vision highlights quality and pay for performance, and challenges us to develop systems that align physicians and hospitals, permit us to better coordinate care, and demonstrate the delivery of excellent care as well as outcomes. This renewed focus dictates the need to remove impediments to physician membership in WHC-PHO. The membership policy permits all specialists who hold full, active privileges at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and utilize MedStar Washington Hospital Center as their predominant facility, to become members of WHC-PHO.

In order to eliminate any deterrence to membership, management also reduced its one-time membership fee for new specialists as well as "new" partners and "current" partners of existing specialists from the current $5,000 to $1,000. The one-time membership fee for primary care physicians remains $500. Please call 202-243-2522 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy. 

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