How To Join
Thank you for your interest in joining the Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organization (CDPHO). Our goal is to assist physicians to operate successfully within the local managed care environment. We do this through the active collaboration of providers to improve patient outcomes and reduce the use of resources. The result is high quality, low cost care, and a competitive advantage over other provider groups.
The Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organization has two classes of members: the Hospital Member, consisting of Cooley Dickinson Hospital; and the Physician Members, consisting of those physicians who meet the qualifications for membership on the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Medical Staff. There are currently over 285 Physician members of the Corporation, one third of who are Primary Care Physicians and two thirds Specialty Care Physicians.
Please contact the CDPHO Enrollment & Credentialing Department at 413-582-2879 to learn more about CDPHO membership requirements and to request a CDPHO membership application packet which will include:
- CDPHO Fact Sheet
- A description of “What the CDPHO Is”
- The Articles of Organization of the CDPHO
- The Bylaws of the CDPHO
- List of Completed Payer Agreements and Opt in Forms
- The CDPHO Professional Member Agreement which includes the authorization for Release of information and the HIPAA Privacy agreement
- Website Authorization Form to obtain access to the “Member Only” content of the CDPHO website.
Physician Office Management Staff who wish to obtain access to the helpful materials available on the CDPHO website should also contact the CDPHO Enrollment & Credentialing Department at 413-582-2879 for a Website Authorization Form.
The PHO is a major opportunity for the medical staff and hospital to engage in activities that support the advancement of comprehensive, cost effective health care in the community. Your consideration of membership will serve to further these objectives. I sincerely hope you will join us in this effort.
Very truly yours,
Norman S. Stachelek, Jr.