SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill Physicians Medical Group, California's largest independent physician association, has been awarded "Elite Status" by America's Physician Groups (APG)—the organization's highest ranking—as part of its 2018 Standards of Excellence ™ survey. This is the twelfth consecutive year APG, the nation's largest professional organization of managed care physician groups, has recognized Hill Physicians.
To achieve Elite Status, organizations must receive five-star ratings in six publicly reported domains: Care Management Practices, Information Technology, Accountability and Transparency, Patient-Centered Care, Group Support of Advanced Primary Care and Administrative and Financial Capability. The threshold for achieving a star in each domain is set annually by an APG peer committee that analyzes survey performance.
"We are honored to be one of the organizations to receive APG's Elite ranking," said David Joyner, CEO of Hill Physicians. "This year, the achievement thresholds were raised and additional areas, including pediatric and advanced care planning, were added into the evaluation process. This recognition validates our investment in facilitating access to quality care."
"This award is a testament to the outstanding care provided by the physicians in our group, as well as the support of the hundreds of employees that serve Hill Physicians every day," added Harpreet Grewal, M.D., president and chairman of the Hill Physicians board. "Being recognized for the work that we do by a well-known third-party organization like APG is gratifying."
About Hill Physicians Medical Group Hill Physicians Medical Group is the largest independent physician association in Northern California. Since 1984, it has provided consumers access to quality, patient-focused healthcare. The group, comprised of more than 4,000 primary care and specialty physicians, partners with leading health plans and hospitals, giving members access to healthcare in 10 counties spanning the Sacramento, San Joaquin and San Francisco Bay areas. Comprehensive case management programs, targeted clinical initiatives and a dedication to technological advancement place it at the forefront of the industry. Hill Physicians is consistently acknowledged as one of the top-performing medical groups in the state by The Integrated Healthcare Association and Association of Physician Groups. For more information, visit: www.HillPhysicians.com.