What is MAPMG

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MAPMG is short for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. We are the doctors responsible for the medical care of Kaiser Permanente members. We are owned and led by physicians. Through a unique relationship with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, our independent medical group chooses to work exclusively with one insurance company instead of many. Likewise, the insurance arm of Kaiser Foundation Health Plancontracts only with MAPMG rather than many disparate, independent physicians. Together, MAPMG and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan serve the community as Kaiser Permanente, providing care and coverage in a highly integrated and coordinated way that protects physician-led clinical decision making and reduces hassle for patients to get what they need.

MAPMG physicians work in Kaiser Permanente medical centers and also care for Kaiser Permanente members in selected community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

The physicians of MAPMG - more than 1,400 Permanente physicians in total - make up the largest physician-owned and -led medical group in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. MAPMG provides an environment in which outstanding doctors want to practice - one that is liberated from insurance company paperwork. Rather than volume-based reimbursement incentives or penalties, our model is based on the clinical value we provide to our patients. With a high level of administrative and practice management support, advanced technology tools and empowerment to drive clinical decision making, the physicians who are selected to practice with MAPMG rave about the way they are able to deliver the best care to their patients.

Because MAPMG is a single group practice rather than a collection of affiliated physicians, doctors across specialties work collaboratively to improve diagnosis and treatment decisions, clinical workflows and seamlessly get their patients to the experts who can treat them best - no matter the complexity or level of acuity of the case.

Committed to attracting and retaining the best practitioners to deliver an unrivaled quality of clinical care and patient-centered service, MAPMG hires world-class physicians from several sources: Residency and fellowship training programs, private practices in the community and from the faculty of leading universities. Once here, each physician is trained and continuously monitored for performance in clinical skills, outcomes and patient satisfaction so that you can choose a Permanente physician confidently if you are a Kaiser Permanente member.

MAPMG's physicians cover 50+ specialties in 30 Kaiser Permanente medical centers and more than a dozen community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

For more than three decades, our physicians have cared exclusively for members of Kaiser Permanente medical insurance plans in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Since 2009, MAPMG has been directly affiliated with the largest, and one of the most successful, physician groups in the country - The Permanente Medical Group, known as TPMG, in Northern California. This affiliation has supercharged the growth, prominence and clinical excellence of MAPMG through the local hiring of several hundred medical "superstars," the addition of more than two dozen subspecialty services and investments in industry-leading tools for performance management and patient experience.