Public recognition is a key component of IHA’s Value Based Pay for Performance (VBP4P) program. Each year, IHA recognizes top-performing physician organizations as well as those demonstrating the greatest year-to-year improvement regionally.
Excellence in Healthcare Award
The Excellence in Healthcare Award recognizes physician organizations that achieve top marks on quality and patient experience measures while effectively managing costs. To earn this recognition, physician organizations must perform in the top 50 percent in all three major VBP4P measurement areas: clinical quality, patient experience, and total cost of care.
Ronald P. Bangasser, M.D., Memorial Award for Quality Improvement
In memory of Dr. Bangasser (1950-2007), a family physician and tireless champion of quality improvement, IHA recognizes eight physician organizations—one from each VBP4P region— demonstrating the greatest year-to-year quality improvement based on measures of clinical quality, patient experience, and meaningful use of health information technology.