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.

IHA Media Guidelines for Award Winners

Excellence in Healthcare Awards

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.

News Release: California Physician Groups Honored for High-Quality, Affordable, Patient-Centered Care (September 23, 2016)

2016 Excellence in Healthcare Award Winners (MY 2015)

2015 Excellence in Healthcare Award Winners (MY 2014)

Excellence in Healthcare Award Methodology

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.

2016 Quality Improvement Award Winners (MY 2015)

2015 Quality Improvement Award Winners (MY 2014)

Medicare Stars Quality Awards

Medicare Stars Quality award winners are physician organizations that perform well by earning an overall star rating of 5 or 4.5 stars against national benchmarks established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) across a set of 13 Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) performance measures.

2015 Medicare Stars Quality Award Winners (MY 2014)

Medicare Stars Methodology

Medicare Stars Quality Improvement Awards

Medicare Stars Quality Improvement award winners are determined by calculating the improvement in the number of overall stars for each physician organization on the overall Medicare Stars score for this year compared to the overall score for last year. The physician organizations that improved by at least 1 star overall are recognized as the most improved physician organizations in California.

2015 Medicare Stars Quality Improvement Award Winners (MY 2014)