University HealthCare Alliance (UHA) is pleased to announce that Affinity Medical Group has been recognized as a 4.5 Star and Most Improved Provider Organization for 2018 by Integrated HealthCare Association (IHA), a non-profit board of industry-leading health plans, physician organizations, hospitals, health systems, and other health industry leaders.
The 4.5-star designation recognizes a high level of Medicare Advantage quality achievement. To earn this recognition, a provider organization must achieve an overall star rating of 4.5 across all clinical quality measures reported by IHA. Only 41 of 175 participating provider organizations achieved this performance level.
UHA and Affinity strive to provide exceptional care for our patients while continually improving care delivery in all areas,” said Richard Sankary, MD, Founder and President of Affinity Medical Group. “We are very pleased with the teamwork of our entire clinical team resulting in this improvement.”
Bryan Bohman, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the UHA foundation, said: “Achieving top quality is a guiding principle of our organization and demonstrates a continued commitment to quality, safety, and improving the care of the communities we serve.”
The Most Improved distinction recognizes provider organizations that have succeeded at improving quality of care for Medicare Advantage populations. To earn this recognition, provider organizations must improve their overall star rating by at least half a star.
IHA’s Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) Medicare Advantage program measures performance and publicly reports star ratings for medical groups and IPAs using the same measures and methodologies established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings program for health plans.
For more information about IHA and its ratings program, visit https://www.iha.org/our-work/accountability/medicare-advantage-stars.
About IHA: Founded in 1994, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Integrated Healthcare Association is guided by a board of industry-leading health plans, physician organizations, and hospitals and health systems, plus representatives of purchaser, consumer, academic, pharmaceutical, and technology entities. www.iha.org
About Affinity Medical Group (AMG): Founded in 1999, Affinity Medical Group is an independent physicians’ association (IPA) consisting of some 1,100 providers and specialists serving the Bay Area. It was acquired by UHA in 2012. www.affinitymd.com