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Louisiana Regional PHO

How to become a member 

Physicians, Nurse Practioners and Physicians Assistants wishing to join the LRPHO should call the LRPHO Director, Leigh Anne Hunter, at 318-769-7484. The LRPHO Board of Directors must approve the release of an application for all specialists. 

All members of the LRPHO must maintain an appropriate, unrestricted current license or certificate to provide health care services in Louisiana and, if applicable, to comply with DEA regulations. Regular LRPHO physician members must have current privileges at Rapides Regional Medical Center. 

LRPHO membership dues are based upon a calendar year and must be paid upon completion of the application and annually thereafter. 


Executive Board of Directors

Ronald Hays, M.D. Chairman 
Greg Brian, M.D.  Vice Chairman         
Gregory Bevels, M.D.  
Christine Ince, M.D.  
Naseem Jaffrani, M.D.  
Joseph Marrazzo, M.D.   
John McCabe, M.D.  
Bruce Rayburn, M.D.  
John McGinity, M.D.  
Jason Cobb, CEO-RRMC  
Randy Rogers, CFO-RRMC   
Johnny Williams, VP Finance-RRMC        



1. Why should I be a member of the LRPHO?
There are many advantages to being a member of the LRPHO. The LRPHO offers managed care contracting opportunities for its members in 15 healthplans. This includes delegated credentialing on behalf of these healthplans, therefore, members do not have to complete a separate credentialing application. LRPHO staff is available to assist your office with unresolved claims issues, appeals, reimbursements and contracting.

The LRPHO offers numerous Continuing Medical Education opportunities live, web- based and archived at no additional charge. Office Manager/Staff education opportunities are provided at no or little charge. Our NewSource quarterly publication provides valuable information regarding payor updates, legislative updates and other information to assist your office staff with billing, credentialing and general practice operations.

2. Are there different categories of LRPHO membership?
Yes. The two main membership categories are regular and provisional. A regular member is affiliated with a Rapides Healthcare System hospital. A provisional member may be associated with a Rapides Healthcare System hospital, but may not have active privileges.

3. Will I receive a K-1?
Only physician members with a regular membership receive a yearly K-1. The accounting firm employed by the LRPHO is contractually obligated to supply K-1 documents by March 10th of each year.