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September 24, 2013

HealthCare Partners Named a Top Performing Medical Group for Tenth Year in a Row

TORRANCE, Calif., September 24, 2013 – HealthCare Partners Medical Group today announced that it has been named a top-performing medical group in California for the tenth year in a row by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability of healthcare. 

The award is part of the IHA's Pay for Performance (P4P) program, the nation's largest non-governmental physician incentive program, which rewards medical groups for their performance compared to quality and resource use benchmarks. IHA awards are based on three P4P quality measurement domains including clinical quality, patient experience, and meaningful use of health information technology. In earning the IHA award, HealthCare Partners was compared to approximately 200 California physician organizations representing approximately 35,000 physicians providing care for about nine million members.

“HealthCare Partners is proud to be recognized by the Integrated Healthcare Association as a top-performing medical group for the tenth consecutive year in the areas of quality and patient satisfaction when compared to other physician groups and health systems throughout the State of California ,” said Dr. Tom Paulsen, Executive Medical Director for HealthCare Partners Medical Group. “This honor affirms our very mission to provide outstanding and coordinated healthcare, partnering with our patients to help them live life to the fullest.”
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About HealthCare Partners Medical Group
With more than 600 employed primary care physicians and specialists, HealthCare Partners Medical Group cares for patients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, the South Bay, Pasadena/the San Gabriel Valley, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and Orange County. In addition to primary care doctors’ offices, HealthCare Partners provides medical services through urgent care centers and ambulatory surgery centers. HealthCare Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners, manages and operates HealthCare Partners Medical Group along with organizations in Nevada, Florida, Arizona, and New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.healthcarepartners.com.

About the Integrated Healthcare Association
The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) is a statewide multi- stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability of health care in California. IHA is a nonprofit association working to actively convene all healthcare parties for cross sector collaboration on health care topics. IHA administers regional and statewide programs and serves as an incubator for pilot programs and projects. For more information on IHA, please visit www.iha.org.

Media Contact:
Robert Klein at HealthCare Partners
310.630.4126/rklein@healthcarepartners.com
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