PIH Health Physicians Receives P4P “Most Improved” Award

Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) Recognizes Top Performing and Most Improved California Physician Organizations.

Whittier, CA, September 29, 2013 --(PR.com)-- PIH Health Physicians medical group has been named a Pay for Performance (P4P) “Most Improved” award winner for measurement year 2012 by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA).

It was the second time PIH Health Physicians has been named “Most Improved” in the Los Angeles Region by IHA. PIH Health Physicians received this honor in 2009, for its 2008 performance year (when it was known as Bright Health Physicians).

Awards are based on performance in three P4P quality measurement domains: Clinical Quality (preventive healthcare and chronic care management) (50%), Meaningful use of Health Information Technology (IT) (30%) and Patient Experience (20%). “Most Improved” awards are given to physician organizations in eight different regions whose composite scores have improved the most over the previous year. The physician organization in each of the P4P regions that has the highest relative improvement score for overall quality performance—and does not decrease performance in any quality measurement domain—is recognized as the “Most Improved.”

“It is an honor to receive this award as a result of the focused efforts of our physicians and team members,” said PIH Health Physicians President Tom Mahowald. “We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to improve the health of the community and will continue to find innovative ways to help our doctors help patients.”

Established in 2001 by IHA and California health plans, the P4P program features a common set of performance measures, a public report card and health plan incentive payments to improve patient care in California. IHA collects data and reports results for approximately 35,000 physicians in over 200 physician groups. Eight health plans that comprise of some 10 million insurance group members participated in the P4P program.

Official recognition took place at the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) 12th Annual P4P Stakeholders Meeting on Tuesday, September 24 during a luncheon Awards Ceremony. For more information, visit http://www.iha.org.
PIH Health
Amy Naumovski