PCNO is a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). A health care organization that provides for the needs of the communities in Lorain and contiguous counties by being recognized as a trustworthy business management resource to our provider members. Our physicians are the highest quality providers partnered with the best and most trusted health system in Greater Lorain County.


For 25 years, the Physician Consortium of Northern Ohio, Ltd. has helped physicians in the Lorain area add measurable value to their practice. As an independent managed services organization, we serve as a resource for over 200 primary care and specialty physician members, and can help you efficiently respond to the changing needs of your patients and the industry.


PCNO offers streamlined credentialing and re-credentialing services, with 28 delegated contracts that meet National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) guidelines. Through PCNO's management, physicians gain credentials faster—saving time and money.

PCNO is a messenger model in which the provider choses the plan they wish to participate in. This is done in accordance with the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission's ever-changing requirements.

Malpractice group insurance
Access to a PCNO-specific group program provides members with enhanced coverage at a reduced premium.

Payer relationship support
From educational speakers to one-on-one meetings with insurance payer representatives, PCNO offers various opportunities for members to ensure their needs are being met.

Affiliate membership option
Physicians wanting to participate in the Mercy Health Select clinically integrated network (CIN) are required to be credentialed by an approved organization. If the provider is not on staff at a Mercy facility, PCNO can provide this service under the Affiliate Membership option.

Value-added services
PCNO partners with businesses and organizations to provide members with discount services such as: