SAN DIEGO—May 31, 2012–MultiCultural IPA, (www.multiculturalipa.com) a group of independent physicians, received the highest achievement among its peers, the “Elite Status” Standards of Excellence Award by the California Association of Physician Groups (www.capg.org) for providing quality, affordable healthcare to patients. CAPG is the nation’s largest professional association representing physicians practicing managed care.
“We offer affordable healthcare to families throughout San Diego County and disadvantaged minority populations, (The Medi-Cal Safety Net) who are greatly underserved,” said MultiCultural IPA President Rodney Hood, MD. “We are honored to be recognized by our peers for the services we provide in our community.”
MultiCultural IPA is among 30 organizations that qualified for the “Elite” category–caring for an estimated 9 million people. The physician group exceeded a peer-defined threshold in four categories and met the most stringent criteria to date held by CAPG.
The CAPG Standards of Excellence survey ranks the following categories:
1. Care Management Practices
2. Health Information Technology
3. Accountability and Transparency
4. Patient-Centered Care
To view survey results go to: http://www.capg.org/home/index.asp?page=274.
“While medical group participation and the results of the survey are voluntary, during the era of Healthcare Reform, Multicultural IPA recognizes the importance of accountability and transparency when it comes to coordinated-patient care,” said Paul Hernandez, Regional Vice President at SynerMed.
To schedule an interview to learn more about MultiCultural IPA and CAPG Standards of Excellence, contact Juanda Calloway at 213-406-8104.
About MultiCultural IPA
MultiCultural Independent Physicians Association (IPA) is a group of 300 physicians located in San Diego since 1993 and provides healthcare to more than 16,000 patients and families throughout Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, El Cajon, Mira Mesa and Poway, California. MultiCultural IPA recognizes the diverse population of San Diego County and delivers patient-centered healthcare that is culturally sensitive to the needs of families and patients of all ages. Physicians at MultiCultural IPA are recruited from the top medical schools in the country and embrace the diverse cultural needs of the residents in San Diego County. MultiCultural IPA is managed by SynerMed, (www.synermed.com) a leading Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) that is dedicated to improving access to quality care and reducing costs by innovating healthcare with cutting-edge technology.