SCAN Health Plan Names Ten Best Performing Medical Groups

Health Plan
announced today the top-performing medical groups in its
California provider network for 2015. The ten medical groups honored
each achieved an average of 4 stars or higher on SCAN’s internal quality
metrics, which include a focus on preventive screenings, treatment of
chronic conditions, and appropriate documentation to ensure that members
get the care they need.

“We take tremendous pride in offering our members access to a network of
outstanding, locally based providers who share our commitment to
healthy, independent aging,” said Chris Wing, chief executive officer of
SCAN. “While we salute all of our contracted physicians for the care and
compassion they provide every day, we are particularly pleased to honor
these ten medical groups for their quality efforts and achievements.”

The medical groups that received the top honors serve approximately 21
percent of SCAN’s total membership. For the second year in a row, the
list includes Greater Newport Physicians, HealthCare Partners, Riverside
Medical Clinic, Scripps Health Plan Services Inc., and St. Joseph
Heritage Healthcare. Joining the list are Affinity Medical Group,
Axminster Medical Group, Brown & Toland Medical Group, Mercy Physicians
Medical Group and UCLA Medical Group.

“Each of the top-performing groups has demonstrated an exceptional
commitment to not just meeting but exceeding specific quality
standards,” said Romilla Batra, M.D., SCAN corporate medical director.
“By doing so these groups are raising the bar for healthcare in their

SCAN’s internal quality metrics for physician groups are similar to the
CMS Star Rating System used nationally for health plans. Under that
system the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ranks health plans
on a one- to five-star basis, weighing such factors as clinical
outcomes, access to preventive services such as screenings and vaccines,
managing chronic conditions, preventive care, and consumer satisfaction.

SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare
Advantage plans, currently serving 170,000 members in California and
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for SCAN Health Plan
Ross Goldberg
818-597-8453, x-1