Woodland, Calif., December 11, 2017 – The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has recognized Woodland Clinic Medical Group for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients in Yolo County. The IHA is a statewide nonprofit group committed to high-value care that improves quality and affordability for patients in California and across the nation. Modeled on a 5-star ranking system, the IHA uses a dozen clinical quality measures to award and publicly report ratings.
“California physicians are leaders in making health care more transparent through their voluntary participation in Medicare Advantage star quality ratings,” said IHA President and CEO Jeffrey Rideout, M.D. “We applaud their hard work and commitment to improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries.”
Building on the Medicare Advantage star rating system for health plans, the IHA collects performance data and assigns star ratings to 181 physician organizations based on how well they provided recommended care in 2016 to more than two million California seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
“Our team is honored to be among the top-third of medical groups statewide,” said Dr. Karen Hopp, MD, President at Woodland Clinic Medical Group. “To receive a 4.5-star recognition from the IHA is a significant achievement and testament to the importance we place on delivering high quality, compassionate care that puts our patients at the center of everything we do.”
Clinical quality measures used to calculate the star ratings range from rates of breast and colorectal cancer screenings, to eye exams and blood sugar control for patients with diabetes, to managing osteoporosis in women with a previous fracture. Collecting these measures at the physician organization level allows IHA to combine data from the six participating health plans to identify performance variations and target quality improvement efforts. To learn more about the Medicare Advantage 5-Star Rating System for California Physician Organizations, please click here.
About Woodland Clinic Medical Group, a Service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation
Woodland Clinic Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty group of more than 130 medical providers and 300 Dignity Health Medical Foundation employees providing services throughout Woodland and Davis, California. For more information on the wide range of services provided to residents in Yolo County, please visit dhmf.org/woodland.