The Sky’s the Limit

This year proved that for Edinger Medical Group the sky’s the limit. We were fortunate to be acknowledged on many levels with three noteworthy recognitions.

Top Medical Group Seven Consecutive Years

Lucky seven is what many may call it. But luck has less to do with it than hard work and doing what we do best… taking good care of our patients. Integrated Healthcare Association ranked us in their top 25 medical groups in the state and as a top ranking medical group in Orange County for the seventh year. This is no small feat in that the IHA ranks over 200 medical organizations representing 35,000 physicians caring for 10 million patients statewide. This award is based on attaining specific patient quality measures and use of information technology. But most importantly to us, a great percentage of our winning score is based on our patient satisfaction score, making this honor all the more rewarding.

Gold Performance Right Care Initiative Award Winner

California’s Department of Managed Health Care launched the Right Care Initiative with the goal of improving statewide performance in care of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We received the Gold Performance Award, as one of only 11 California medical groups, reaching the 90th percentile of optimal performance caring for our heart and diabetic patients. The California Department of Managed Health Care is the only stand-alone HMO watchdog agency in the nation, touching the lives of more than 21 million patients.

NCQA Level III Patient Centered Medical Home

With the future of healthcare emphasizing prevention and primary care, we are the first private medical group in California to be named a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home. This is the highest recognition bestowed by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). Our Level III Medical Home status is based on our ability to provide comprehensive healthcare, coordinating all aspects of patient care. By definition, it’s what we’ve been doing all along, but the only difference is that our work is getting noticed.

What is a “Patient-Centered Medical Home”?

It is a model of care that strengthens the physician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care with coordinated care and a long-term healthcare partnership. A team, led by personal physicians, coordinates all aspects of preventive, acute and chronic needs of patients using the best available evidence based medicine, information technology, and health information exchange to assure that patients get the appropriate care.

A medical home results in more personalized, coordinated, effective and efficient care and achieves these goals through accessibility, communication among patients, physicians and staff.

It’s Edinger Medical Group.