NorthShore Physician Associates (NPA) is a network of more than 3,000 physicians throughout the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. The network includes primary care physicians in the areas of family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics; specialists trained in more than 50 different areas of medicine; and six hospitals: Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Skokie Hospital, and Swedish Hospital. NPA offers its Members and providers the benefits of a multispecialty network including PCPs, specialists, and hospitals that provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and efficient healthcare to meet patients’ medical needs. NPA is delegated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for 55,000+ BCBS Commercial HMO members (Site 447).
NPA and it’s sister organization, Illinois Health Partners (IHP – BCBSIL Site 243/312; 30,000+ lives) have a reciprocal agreement for specialty services across the two regions (including IHP’s hospitals: Edwards and Elmhurst Hospitals). NPA and IHP have both designated Arcadia Health Solutions (Arcadia) as the management services organization responsible for administering and managing the operations required to successfully support its health plan contracts. Pod (NPA: NorthShore Legacy, Northwest Community, and Swedish Hospitals & IHP: Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals) Management leadership also serve on all committees (Board, Finance, Quality, and UM) to provide medical network insight, make recommendations for administrative operations, and communicate initiatives to NPA leadership, committees, and network providers.
There are many benefits to joining our PHO, such as:
However, we do have membership criteria set in place to ensure that we maintain the highest levels of care for our patients. These criteria state that: