As a health care leader in the Pacific Northwest for 100 years, The Polyclinic is proud to support the Physician Care Alliance (PCA), along with Physicians Insurance and Premera, to foster collaboration and growth amongst independent health care groups across the region.
The collaboration of Physician Care Alliance members enables both large and small physician practices to share technology costs, quality data, best practices in achieving clinical outcomes, and population health management tools. The scalability is critically important - practices can choose the tools, technologies, and products they need to improve their business and the care they provide patients. PCA is an important platform for supporting independent practices in the Northwest.
Physicians Insurance was founded in 1981 under the auspices of the Washington State Medical Association. Physicians wanted better service and outcomes from a locally-based company, rather than from a giant, national firm. Since then, other insurance carriers have entered and left the market, but Physicians Insurance has remained the stable, committed, and local insurer for physicians, clinics, facilities, and hospitals. In the past 30+ years, the company has experienced steady growth and has built a strong financial base by providing exceptional customer service at competitive rates.
Today, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company provides traditional, first-dollar medical professional liability insurance, medical stop loss, provider excess, and reinsurance coverage to nearly 8,000 physicians, practices, corporations, and hospitals in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. Through its subsidiaries, the company also provides alternative risk financing vehicles and captive management with corresponding risk-management consulting, continuing medical education, and claims administration services. The company is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best and maintains corporate headquarters in Seattle, with regional and subsidiary offices in Spokane, WA, Portland, OR, Milton, VT, and Orlando, FL.
Physicians Insurance was founded by independently-practicing physicians who believed then, as they do now, that they would get better service and outcomes from a company that they owned. That same spirit is what attracted our support to Physician Care Alliance. As an investor into the clinically integrated network (CIN), we are supporting the independent spirit of physicians and the effort to improve quality outcomes.
Premera Blue Cross is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to approximately 1.9 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. The company offers innovative health and wellness solutions focused on quality outcomes for patients and controlling costs. Premera Blue Cross, which has operated in Washington since 1933, is a not-for-profit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Premera Blue Cross is a member of a family of companies based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., providing health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, workforce wellness and other related products and services.
Premera's primary goal is making healthcare work better by making it simpler, more coordinated and personalized for our customers. Participating in the Physicians Care Alliance can ensure that they have access to the right care at the right time from providers that are collaborating on what's best for their ongoing medical care.