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Thank you for your interest in Advocate Physician Partners. Primary Care physicians and Specialist are encouraged to contact us to discuss membership. 

Please note that all applicants must be board certified or board-eligible (residency completion date and date of board exam must be provided) at the time application for membership is made.

Advocate medical staff privileges are a requirement for membership in Advocate Physician Partners.  If you are not currently on the medical staff of an Advocate Health Care hospital and have not applied for medical staff privileges, we encourage you to contact the PHO Director at the hospital in which you are interested.

If you are on the staff of an Advocate hospital or have submitted your application (not the pre-application) for medical staff privileges, please contact the PHO Director for the PHO to which you wish to apply.

We look forward to partnering with you! 

Advocate Physician Partners Participation Criteria

Primary Care Physicians:
Panel Size

Before closing panel, Internal Medicine Physician must be assigned a minimum of 200 Managed Care Members; Family Practice and Pediatricians must be assigned a minimum of 300 Managed Care Members.

Access and Availability

Standards as set forth in the provider handbook.

Physician must be a member of the PHO at each hospital where he/she is a member of the medical staff.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) & Internet Connectivity

Physician must have electronic connectivity with our Operations team to facilitate data exchange.

All physicians must have high-speed internet access in office.

Physician must submit all claims through EDI.

Contract Participation

Physician must participate in HMO Risk contracts through APP.

Physicians who elect to participate in clinically-integrated fee-for-service contracts (i.e. PPO, POS, etc.) that are negotiated by APP must participate through APP for all such contracts or other products negotiated by APP.

Clinical Integration Program Participation

Physician must participate in the APP Clinical Integration programs.


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