SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Center Partners, a premier consortium of primary care organizations in Southern California, today announced that its subsidiary, Integrated Health Partners , has launched its first contract with Molina Healthcare to improve care for patients jointly served by both organizations. Integrated Health Partners is a clinically integrated primary care network that unites 11 health centers to advance standards of quality care, improve outcomes and reduce costs. As a result of the new contract, Integrated Health Partners member health centers can now serve those covered by Molina Healthcare's health plans for individuals eligible for Medicare, Medi-Cal and Covered California.
"At Integrated Health Partners, our aim is to protect the future of quality health care for the safety net population and ensure them a seat at the table for the important health care decisions of the future, both of which align perfectly with Molina's goal of providing quality health services to financially vulnerable families and individuals covered by government programs," stated Sabra Matovsky, executive vice president of Integrated Health Partners. "As a result of this new, single contract with Molina Healthcare, our member health centers can now function as a single entity to better coordinate care across nearly 80 clinical locations, leverage best practices and benchmark outcomes to enhance the quality of services delivered to nearly 80,000 patients in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties."
Under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act, the landscape for Medi-Cal managed care is changing, with community health centers, including members of Integrated Health Partners, assuming a more prominent role in patient care and population health management. Against this backdrop, the partnership between Integrated Health Partners and Molina Healthcare aims to increase access to quality health care, with participating health centers committed to significant advances in collaboration and process improvement. Armed with clinical data from thousands of patients, Integrated Health Partners is able to measure its members' performance, pinpoint gaps in coverage or data, and identify clinical and operational areas of opportunity to achieve better health outcomes more quickly.
"Integrated Health Partners is at the vanguard of our nation's shift to value-based health care, leveraging valuable member data and key performance indicators to understand the community, problem solve and address critical needs," noted Richard Chambers, president, Molina Healthcare of California. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Integrated Health Partners and its member health centers to face the future challenges and complexities in health care and continue our progress toward the expansion of quality health services for the most vulnerable, as we have done for over 35 years."
Integrated Health Partners is committed to improving clinical performance of its member health centers and health care partners while lowering the cost of primary health care. By collaborating with its members, providers and payers, Integrated Health Partners leverages data aggregation, disseminates best practices, elevates performance standards and improves operational efficiencies. To learn more about Integrated Health Partners, visit www.IHPsocal.org.
About Health Center Partners
Health Center Partners (formerly Council of Community Clinics) and its subsidiaries serve as the nexus for its members and partners to transform primary care through the power of innovation and collaboration. Our health policy, public affairs and advocacy efforts enhance the development of and recognition for our members who enrich the patient experience and improve the human condition through access to quality health care and related services for their diverse communities, with an emphasis on low-income and uninsured populations. For more information, visit www.hcpsocal.org.
About Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through our locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Molina serves approximately 4.2 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at molinahealthcare.com.
About Molina Healthcare of California
Since 1985, Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. Our mission is to bring high-quality and cost-effective health care to kids, adults, seniors, families and people with disabilities. As of March 2016, the company serves approximately 676,000 members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace) health programs. Molina's service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial counties. Additionally, Molina owns and operates 19 primary care clinics throughout the state. Visit molinahealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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