NPN History

NPN was started in 1995 by a group of physicians who wanted to provide better, more coordinated care to their patients. Today that vision lives on. As we've grown to become Washington's largest multispecialty network, we've continued to expand our practice support services to ensure that affiliated providers thrive while retaining their autonomy.

NPN IS INCORPORATED

1995

Founding Providers

Network started with 12 physicians from 7 small PCP practices

NPN EXPANDS PRACTICE SUPPORT SERVICES

1997

Credentialing Services for Multiple Payors

Offered this new service to reduce the time-consuming, administrative burden on affiliated providers

1998

NPN Claims Services

Introduced for NPN Managed Care contracts, paying claims directly to providers

2004

Launched Care Management Services

Implemented an NCQA Nursing Care Management Program to serve as a liaison between patients and healthcare providers

2005

Network Growth

Expanded to Five Counties Providing Services to 87 PCPs, 434 Specialists and 88 facilities

2006

EMR Implementation Support Provided to Affiliated Providers

ON THE ROAD TO CLINICAL INTEGRATION

2007

Improved Care Coordination

Implemented Clarity Health Services On-Line Referral Managenment and Care Coordination Platform

2008

Creation of Medicare Advantage Insurance Company

Partnered with HMSO and PSW to create Puget Sound Health Partners, now Soundpath Health

Launched Evidence-Based Protocols to Ensure Appropriate Testing

Partnered with Choosing Wisely to Stimulate Patient/Provider Discussions Regarding Test and Procedure Necessity

2009

Legislative Advocacy Initiated on Behalf of Affiliated Providers

2011

Established NPN Quality Team

Developed a Qualiy Team to define metrics, analyze data, identify Care Gaps and provide education related to Commericial Shared Savings Contracts

NPN GROWS TO WASHINGTON'S LARGEST MULTISPECIALTY PROVIDER NETWORK

2013

Introduced Behavioral Health Services

Integration of Behavioral Health Services for PCP and Select Specialty Practices Via Telepsychiatry with NPN Care Management

2014

Created a Pediatric Care Network

Partnered With Children's Hospital to Establish Seattle Children's Care Network with Over 700 Credentialed Providers

2015

Geographic Expansion To 12 Counties

Secured Multiple Health Plan Contracts and Grew Network to Over 800 Providers Representing 56 Different Medical Specialties at Over 300 Locations with More Than 80 Outpatient Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging Centers

Improved Practice Communication

Introduced HIPAA Compliant Secure Text Messaging and Image Sharing Platform through IM Your Doc to Simplify Communication, Streamline Workflow and Improve Patient Outcomes