SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row, Brown & Toland Physicians (www.brownandtoland.com) was named an "elite" medical group by the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG). The San Francisco independent practice association has earned the top-tier ranking in CAPG's Standards of Excellence survey ever since the state association started evaluating medical groups.
To earn this achievement, Brown & Toland demonstrated superior results in the following four categories:
- Comprehensive care management programs
- Health information technology
- Accountability and transparency
- Patient-centered care
"We are honored to be named an elite medical group for the seventh consecutive year," said Richard Fish, Brown & Toland's chief executive officer. "Brown & Toland has a long track record of developing innovative programs and tools that doctors need to deliver high quality care to patients. This recognition confirms that our approach, which aligns with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "Triple Aim," is working to improve patient satisfaction and quality of care, support better population health, and make healthcare more affordable for all."
Brown & Toland continues to invest in its care management programs, which help physicians and their care teams manage the health of their patients. "Our care management programs have become a critical part of how we achieve better population health quality outcomes and manage the total cost of care for our Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives," said Andrew Snyder, M.D., Brown & Toland's chief medical officer.
At the forefront of accountable care, Brown & Toland is engaged in multiple ACO partnerships that support high quality, affordable healthcare for HMO and PPO patients.
For more information about the survey and results, visit www.capg.org.
About Brown & Toland Physicians
Brown & Toland Physicians is the leading network of independent physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 1,500 physicians serving more than 300,000 HMO and PPO patients. Brown & Toland is the only medical group in Northern California selected to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, a transformative new initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. To learn more, visit www.brownandtoland.com.
SOURCE Brown & Toland Physicians