Dignity Health Medical Foundation today announced Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic were both honored as 'Quality Performers' in California by Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) at its annual IHA 2014 Pay for Performance (P4P) Stakeholders Meeting in Los Angeles. Both organizations have won previously.
Nearly 200 physician groups – representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 9 million Commercial HMO/POS members – participate in P4P. Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic are two of 39 groups to receive the quality performance award. The awards are based on performance in three P4P quality measurement domains: meaningful use of health information technology, patient experience, and clinical measures that include prevention as well as priority conditions such as cardiovascular, diabetes, musculoskeletal, and respiratory.
“Quality Performer” award winners are identified as any physician organization whose overall composite score meets a comprehensive threshold based on the top 25 percent score for each measure included in P4P. The organization must also not have any individual measure scores in the bottom 25 percent.
“Our employees and providers are focused on providing the highest quality, compassionate care to keep our patients healthy and reduce the overall cost of health care,” said Joseph Jasser, MD, President/CEO at Dignity Health Medical Foundation. “We are honored to be recognized by Integrated Healthcare Association because it is a reflection of our work to improve the patient experience.”
Ten California health plans contribute data and provide incentive payments based on the aggregated P4P results. These plans are Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Chinese Community Health Plan, Cigna Healthcare of California, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare, and Western Health Advantage.
The IHA P4P program is the largest non-governmental quality driven physician incentive program in the United States. The program incentivizes breakthrough improvements in clinical quality, efficiency and the patient experience through a common set of measures including a public report card.
Mercy Medical Group, founded in 1948, is a multi-specialty group with 21 office locations throughout the greater Sacramento area providing service to thousands of patients and its affiliated Dignity Health hospitals. Mercy Medical Group offers comprehensive outpatient services ranging from primary care and surgical services to non-surgical specialties like allergy and immunology as well as medical oncology at their state-of-the-art Sacramento Cancer Center.
Woodland Clinic, founded in 1911, provides a wide range of services in six locations throughout Woodland and Davis, California. Comprehensive outpatient services through Woodland Clinic range from primary care to surgical services and non-surgical specialties like oncology, orthopedic, urology, gastrointestinal (GI), and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).
About Mercy Medical Group
Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty group of more than 328 physicians and 800 Dignity Health employees providing service to thousands of patients in the Sacramento area and its affiliated local Dignity Health hospitals (Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento). Mercy Medical Group has 21office locations. For more information on Mercy Medical Group and the wide range of services it provides, visit our website at Mercy Medical Group.
About Woodland Clinic
Woodland Clinic, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty group of more than 120 physicians and 300 employees providing services in six locations throughout Woodland and Davis, California. For more information on Woodland Clinic and the wide range of services it provides, visit our website at dignityhealth.org/woodland.
About the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA)
IHA is a nonprofit statewide leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability of healthcare in California. The IHA Value Based P4P program is the largest non- government physician incentive program in the U.S. and includes ten health plans and over 200 medical organizations representing approximately 35,000 physicians providing care for 9 million members.