Survey Can Serve as a National Roadmap for Healthcare Reform and Accountable Care Organizations
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) released the results of its fourth annual Standards of Excellence (SOE) survey of its medical group members. The SOE survey is the first known voluntary large scale, critical self-assessment for medical groups in the United States.
“CAPG is proud of the outstanding performance of our member physician groups,” said CAPG’s President and CEO Donald Crane. “These organizations have set rigorous goals and standards for themselves and for the care they provide. The Standards of Excellence results represent the culmination of their efforts to continually improve the delivery of quality, affordable and accountable patient care. This program can serve as a model for states as they work to implement healthcare reform and begin to establish the very Accountable Care Organizations pioneered by California’s physician groups more than twenty years ago.”
“The Standards of Excellence program analyzes physician group infrastructure capabilities in four areas, each considered central to providing quality, consistency, responsiveness, and affordability for CAPG’s estimated 12 million HMO beneficiaries and approximately six million PPO patients,” said Dr. Wells Shoemaker, CAPG’s medical director. “We view these strict criteria as a roadmap for the country to follow as healthcare reform embraces Accountable Care Organizations.”
The four key elements of patient care include:
The SOE survey results revealed the following:
About the Standards of Excellence Survey
CAPG conducts its Standards of Excellence survey annually among its 150 member physician groups to gain an understanding of their “infrastructure” and to offer metrics to measure progress in clinical quality, affordability, access, technology, public accountability, and individual responsiveness to their patients. The survey was taken between March 11 and April 16, 2010 with 80 member physician groups responding. To view the survey results go to: http://www.capg.org/docs/soe_2010_star_chart.pdf.
The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) represents groups that employ or contract with nearly 60,000 California doctors and provide care to 15 million Californians. CAPG is committed to improving health care for Californians and supports a progressive and organized system of health care delivery, which focuses on coordinated treatment plans and comprehensive coverage, including the most current preventive services and exams. This allows physicians to focus on illness prevention and proactive management of patients in order to maintain their optimum level of health. www.capg.org.
For the California Association of Physician Groups
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