Patient FAQ

What is RP?

Renaissance Physicians(RP) is a citywide provider-owned and operated Independent Provider Association (IPA) made up of over 1,300 Primary Care Physicians and Specialists who serve the needs of approximately 36,400 patients in Houston and Southeast Texas.

What Makes RP Different?

For over ten years, Renaissance Physicians has been dedicated to providing patients with a stronger doctor-patient relationship, one that focuses on coordinated, preventive care that improves patients’ quality of life.

Patients are at the center of the RP model and each has a team of highly committed physicians led by the selected Primary Care Physician. The team creates and manages a plan that helps keep you healthy.

What is an IPA?

IPA is short for Independent Physician Association. An IPA is a network of independent physicians who work closely together to provide better-coordinated care for patients through enhanced communication and quick responses to patient needs.

What is a POD?

Physicians Organized Delivery System or (PODS) are groups of providers (PCPs and Specialists) geographically centered around a hospital(s) whose referral patterns usually remain within the same geographic physician community. PODs benefit patients by offering convenient locations and enhanced communication between providers.

Why do I Need a Referral?

A referral is a communication tool shared between the referring physician (which is often the PCP), the specialist and the member. For Specialists, referrals effectively communicate the diagnosis and treatment request as well as other pertinent clinical information that is essential in effectively and efficiently treating the patient. For the patients, it provides the name and address of the specialist. This tool helps PCP and specialist collaboration prior to the visit to ensure good outcomes.

How can I be a Member?

RPO currently holds contracts with two Health plans: HMO Blue and HealthSpring. If you are a member of one of these health plans, you have access to RP. Contact your health plan customer service to learn more or to request that Renaissance Physicians be added to your network.

Provider FAQ

What is RP?

Renaissance Physicians(RP) is a citywide provider-owned and operated IPA made up of over 1,300 Primary Care Physicians and Specialists who serve the needs of approximately 36,400 patients in Houston and Southeast Texas.

What makes RP Different?

For over ten years, Renaissance Physicians has been dedicated to providing patients with a stronger doctor-patient relationship, one that focuses on coordinated, preventive care that improves patients’ quality of life. RP providers believe in the power of coordinated care because they have seen the benefits their patients have experienced. Their dedication to delivering the most effective and caring medicine through team communication, preventive care, and patient education, doesn’t just change healthcare, it changes lives.

How can being and RP Member benefit my practice?

Being a member of RP connects you with a unique model that can help you improve patient outcomes, be part of a peer group of elite, like-minded providers and grow your practice through referrals. The RP model also maximizes cost efficient practices and higher capitation rates.

What Resources are available to me as an RP provider?

Information on industry trends, billing requirements, marketing support and more, help RP providers stay informed and give them more time to focus on what matters most, their patients.

What is an IPA?

IPA is short for Independent Physician Association. An IPA is a network of independent physicians who work closely together to provide better coordinated care for patients through enhanced communication and quick responses to patient needs.

What is a POD?

Physicians Organized Delivery System or (PODS) are groups of physicians (PCPs and Specialists) geographically centered around a hospital whose referral patterns usually remain within the same geographic physician community. Makes referrals easiers

What is a Referral?

A referral is a communication tool shared between the referring physician (which is often the PCP), the specialist, and the member. For Specialists, referrals effectively communicate the diagnosis and treatment request as well as other pertinent clinical information that is essential in effectively and efficiently treating the patient. For the patients, it provides the name and address of the specialist. This tool fosters PCP and specialist collaboration prior to the visit to ensure good outcomes.

How can I Apply to be a Participating Provider?

Click to submit a Letter of Interest to RP. Your request will be reviewed at the POD level for network need and you will be contacted by the management company within 30 – 60 days.

Businesses FAQ

What is RP?

Renaissance Physicians(RP) is a citywide provider-owned and operated Independent Physician Association (IPA) made up of over 1,300 Primary Care Physicians and Specialists who serve the needs of approximately 36,400 patients in Houston and Southeast Texas.

What makes RP different?

RP has a unique model of healthcare that minimizes healthcare costs, maximizes employee options and ultimately improves health outcomes. RP gives your employees access to a broad network of physicians and specialists, unlike other clinics that restrict their patients to a few locations, RP is in their community. RP can offer a wider network at a lower cost because its unique model encourages highly engaged physicians that are directly invested in the outcomes of preventive care.

How can I work with the organization?

RP is currently part of the HealthSpring Medicare Advantage and HMO Blue Networks. If your business is not a participant in either of those plans, please contact your health plan and ask them about the RP Network of contact our management company directly ADD LINK.

Health Plans FAQ

What is RP?

Renaissance Physicians(RP) is a citywide provider-owned and operated Independent Physician Association (IPA) made up of over 1,300 Primary Care Physicians and Specialists who serve the needs of approximately 36,400 patients in Houston and Southeast Texas.

What makes RP different?

RP has a unique model of healthcare that minimizes healthcare costs, maximizes member options and ultimately improves health outcomes. RP gives your members access to a broad network of physicians and specialists, unlike other clinics that restrict their patients to a few locations, RP is in their community. RP can offer a wider network at a lower cost because its unique model encourages highly engaged physicians that are directly invested in the outcomes of preventive care.

How can I work with the organization?

RP is happy to entertain new lines of business with health plans. Please contact the management company to begin discussions at the following link: