February 16, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group has been awarded the IHA Medicare Advantage 5 Stars Award
Victorville, CA – Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group has been awarded the highest rating possible by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid service (CMS). Being honored with the perfect five stars, simply means Heritage has achieved the highest recognition possible, for the extensive lengths they have gone to help their members achieve their finest level of health. To achieve this prestigious industry rating, a medical group has to provide extensive preventive and screening testing for their membership.
HVVMG received an outstanding score on the IHA Medicare Stars Physician Organization Clinical Care measure set, the 13 clinical measures which are a subset of the Medicare Stars measures that plans report to CMS. It essentially means you are providing high quality of care to your Medicare Advantage patients.
Medicare star ratings are intended to assist beneficiaries select higher-quality health plans and focus health plan quality development efforts. Building on the MA star rating system for health plans, the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) uses a subset of 13 clinical measures to award star ratings at the physician organization (PO) level in California. IHA uses the PO star ratings to report publicly on quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries selecting Medicare Advantage plans and to recognize high-performing physician organizations.
For the Medicare Stars Quality Award program, the highest rating is 5 stars. Heritage Victor Valley earned 4.5 stars. Organizations receiving anything other than 4.5 or 5 stars are not recognized by the awards program.
This award distinguishes HVVMG among other competitors in the high desert because the IHA and its stakeholder partners have recognized HVVMG for earning the highest overall star ratings for the quality of care provided to its Medicare Advantage members in Measurement Year 2014.
The “Medicare Stars Quality” award, serves as a testament to HVVMG’s on going commitment to provide the best quality care for its patients and community. HVVMG is known as one of the top ranked medical groups in the High Desert.
IHA will recognize the award winners on their website, at www.iha.org. Also, in a results webinar to be held in early 2015 when the star rating will be posted on the Office of the Patient’s Advocate’s (OPA) website.
To find out more about becoming a member of Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group call (760) 245-4747 or 1-800-655-9999 or visit our website at www.hvvmg.com
About Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
Part of the Heritage Provider Network, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group offers members coordinated care with a speedy referral system and an eager to please local member services team as well 45 doctors across Southern California’s High Desert, and Mountain Communities and a panel of two hundred specialists. Heritage Medical Group is dedicated to a spirit of excellence that delivers more than you expect!