SAN RAMON, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row, Hill Physicians earned the highest rating possible from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) in the Standards of Excellence Survey for integrated care.
"It's important to continually reassess performance," said Wells Shoemaker, M.D., medical director of CAPG. "Healthcare reform is fast-paced and requires organizations to be very nimble in care management, technological infrastructure, accountability, patient centered care and sophisticated administrative capability. We continue to raise the bar, so if you're achieving 'Elite' status year after year, you're at the forefront of change. Hill's consistent accomplishments say a lot about its clinical leadership and administrative finesse."
CAPG is the nation's largest trade association of physician organizations. The annual Standards of Excellence program assesses the capabilities of medical groups in areas that often affect quality and affordability for individual members as well as larger populations. The association uses the survey to help inform purchase decisions and policy choices made by corporate purchasers, individual consumers, governmental entities and regulatory agencies. "A medical group that constantly upgrades itself clearly respects its patients, its community and its doctors," Shoemaker added.
"It's gratifying to again be recognized with an 'Elite' designation," said Darryl Cardoza, CEO of Hill Physicians. "Our three successful ACO-like efforts as well as the early transformations underway through our Patient Centered Medical Home initiative are not only improving care for affected members, but also for all our members as we apply those learnings more broadly."
About Hill Physicians Medical Group
Hill Physicians Medical Group is the largest independent physician association in Northern California and a nationally recognized leader in innovative health care. Hill Physicians participates in three ACO-style arrangements, is developing Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and has a network of approximately 3,800 primary care doctors and specialists across 10 counties. More information is available at www.HillPhysicians.com.
The California Association of Physician Groups represents 155 physician organizations providing care to 18 million Californians. CAPG is committed to improving both quality and access to healthcare for Californians. CAPG supports physicians to systematically offer community-wide, publicly accountable, coordinated healthcare, prominently including preventive and chronic care, with concentrated, customized care for individuals with exceptional needs. More information is available at www.capg.org.
SOURCE Hill Physicians Medical Group