Physicians’ Care Network Standing Committees-
There are four Committees that report to the Board of Directors:  Credentials, Contracts, Quality Assurance / Utilization Management and Executive. If you are a member of PCN and want to serve on a Committee, contact PCN or the Committee Chair listed below.

Credentials Committee
The Credentials Committee is chaired by Elizabeth Sanders, DO. The Credentials Committee is responsible for reviewing physician applications for admission into Physicians’ Care Network. They also oversee the re-credentialing for members, which occurs every three years. The Committee will review concerns raised by members such as quality assurance and performance requirements.
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Contracts Committee
The Contracts Committee chair is open. The Contracts Committee has several important roles. First, they review contract opportunities, e.g. a physician request to join the IPA. The Contracts Committee assesses the needs of the network and makes appropriate recommendations. Second, the Contracts Committee reviews all contracting opportunities with managed care organizations, health plans and vendors. Finally, in conjunction with the QA / UM Committee, this Committee develops allocation plans for surplus revenues garnered under MCO and vendor contracts.
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Quality Assurance / Utilization Management
The QA / UM Committee is chaired by Robert Ashley, MD . The Committee takes a proactive approach to quality assurance by defining performance standards and developing tools physician practices can use to achieve these standards. For practices achieving a high level of performance, the Committee, in conjunction with the Contracts Committee, distributes surplus revenues from health plans. The Committee also addresses quality concerns raised by members.
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Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is chaired by Board President, Tom Benton, MD. The Executive Committee is made up of the Chairs of the three other committees, plus the President of the Board. The Committee serves in an Ad-Hoc capacity, providing leadership and limited decision-making on items requiring immediate action.
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Physicians’ Care Network Executive Committee-
Executive Committee Members

Thomas B. Benton, MD
bentonDr. Benton is one of the original members of Physicians’ Care Network,having signed on in 1993. He is a Past President of the PCN Board of Directors. He studied medicine at the University of Florida and has been in private pediatric practice since 1988. In addition, he serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the UF College of Medicine Pediatrics Department. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. A few interesting things about Dr. Benton: he is certified as a chemist by the American Chemical Society, has studied the German language in Germany, and served as an English instructor for Native Spanish Speakers. Dr. Benton chairs the Executive Committee.
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Elizabeth C. Sanders, DO
sandersDr. Sanders joined Physicians’ Care Network in 1996. Dr. Sanders chairs the Credentials Committee. She was born in Miami and has been in private practice in Florida since 1996. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She graduated from the University of Miami and attended Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sanders and her family are survivors of Hurricane Andrew, and her medical college served in the emergency medical tents throughout the zone of impact for nearly a year.  In search of higher ground away from the shore, her family relocated to Gainesville. She is the mother of two boys and an active member in her parish, Holy Faith Catholic Church. Her children attend St. Patrick Interparish School, where she is an active volunteer.  Her other interests include cooking, especially for friends, and she usually has a quilting project in process.   
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What we do...

PCN negotiates fair and competitive contracts with MCOs and health plans. By executing one contract with PCN and maintaining one credentials file, a PCN physician gains access to multiple contracts.


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