In the face of a consolidating health care market and increasing governmental regulatory changes, a group of pediatricians came together with a common goal – to provide high quality patient care as a larger organization while allowing us to remain independent and maintain the autonomy we have as owners. Our solution was the formation of PediaTrust, LLC.
In January 2013, seven pediatric practices began operating under this new entity with 39 providers practicing at twelve locations. All PediaTrust physicians are on staff at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and have multiple other hospital affiliations.
Joining PediaTrust allows practices the opportunity to expand clinical services and to gain business efficiencies. PediaTrust After-hours Care offers acute care services for patients 365 days per year. We also have a Lactation Program, Nutrition Counseling, and a Travel Clinic available for our patients.
Centralization of business office functions provides our practices with the infrastructure to run an efficient operation, including accounts payable, human resources, payroll, health insurance and legal services. Our Central Billing Office provides managed care contracting, payment posting, coding support, insurance follow up and collection services.
We provide on-going education programs for our physicians and we continue to develop strategic initiatives, both clinical and business related. PediaTrust is well-positioned to meet the challenges in this changing health care market.
Contact Kathleen McTigue, Executive Director, at (224) 330-6300 to share your story with us and to learn more about PediaTrust.