South Georgia
Physicians Association, LLC

An Independent Physician Association Dedicated to Quality and Value in Health Care

 
 
 

SGPA Membership

Membership Dues The dues for primary care physicians are $1800 per year and $2400 per year for specialist. SGPA's economies of scale savings will more than pay for annual dues for each physician. These savings are made available through discounts in malpractice insurance, officers and directors insurance, property insurance, and disability insurance. SGPA has built purchasing programs for its member use. The SGPA can offer state of the art billing and collection services, dictation services, financial planning and much more at tremendous savings for SGPA members.
Credentialing Process Each applicant shall complete a SGPA Credentialing Addendum and a Georgia Uniform Credentialing Application through the CAQH Online Application System. Each physician may request the status of the credentialing application at any time. Once the primary source verifications (license, education, board status, hospital privileges, etc.) have been obtained, the application will be reviewed by the SGPA Credentialing Committee. The credentialing process usually takes 90-120 days. If the physician application is approved, it will then take 30-90 days to load the physician into the networks that they have selected.
Confidentiality of Credentialing Information Only members of the Credentialing Committee and individuals directly responsible for the collection and verification of credentialing information shall have access to such information. Information submitted by a physician as part of the credentialing process, as well as any information pertaining to a physician’s credentials obtained from outside sources, shall be used only as necessary for completion of credentials verification activity and as part of the Credentialing Committee’s peer review process, and shall not be discussed with or revealed to any individual or entity who does not have direct responsibility for SGPA credentialing activities.
Site Visits There shall be an initial visit to the offices of all applying Primary Care Physicians (physicians whose primary practice specialty is Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or General Practice) and Obstetricians / Gynecologists. This visit shall include an assessment of the office’s physical accessibility and appearance, adequacy of waiting and examining room space, availability of appointments, and adequacy of medical record keeping practices. Any concerns identified by the reviewer at the time of the site visit regarding the quality of the facility within which patient care is provided shall be presented to the Credentialing Committee for evaluation and appropriate action (which may include a corrective action plan and re-view).

 


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Albany, GA 31708-1887

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