CHOC Health Alliance recognized for excellence

CHOC Health Alliance (CHA) is among a select number of physician groups to be recognized for excellence by national trade organization America’s Physician Groups (APG).

In its first year participating, CHA – a 100 percent Medi-Cal physician-hospital consortium in the CalOptima Network of physician groups – earned a ranking of four-stars and was named “Exemplary” in APG’s 2020 Standards of Excellence Program, an annual comprehensive survey that evaluates its members’ performance in delivering risk-based, coordinated care.

“CHOC Health Alliance is honored to be recognized in its first year participating in the APG survey,” said Dr. Sara Marchese, CHA’s Senior Medical Director. “This award provides further validation of our efforts to provide the highest level of quality and service to our members as well as support for our care providers.”

The Standards of Excellence Program assesses physician groups based on six rigorous categories:

  • care management practices – clinical system supports for quality and efficiency on a population scale;
  • patient-centered care – critical components of access, convenience, cultural responsiveness and customized individual care;
  • information technology ­­– funnel for accurate, actionable information to support clinical decisions and coordinate team care;
  • group support of advanced primary care – designed to make the patient-centered medical home a system-wide model and to revitalize the discipline of primary care;
  • accountability and transparency – response to the public demand for objective information regarding performance, patient service, and regulatory compliance; and
  • administrative and financial capability – aimed at managing complex relationships, diverse revenue streams, innovative payment alignment and risk, and demonstrates how physician groups are responding to sustainable healthcare reform.

Now in its 14th year, the Standards of Excellence program ranks organizations on a scale of zero-to-five stars. The program was founded in 2006 as an annual, comprehensive survey to evaluate the coordinated care infrastructure and value-based care performance of its accountable physician group members.

APG is a not-for-profit, mission-driven association organized to help accountable physician groups improve the quality and value of healthcare provided to patients. It represents and supports physician groups that assume responsibility for clinically integrated, comprehensive, and coordinated healthcare on behalf of patients. In California, APG represents more than 180 physician groups across the state.

Learn more about CHOC Health Alliance.