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Facey Recognized by IHA with 4.5 Star rating in Medicare Stars Quality Recognition Program

On January 13, the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) announced their 2019 Medicare Advantage ratings for medical groups and IPAs in California, naming Facey Medical Group among the physician organizations that achieved a 4.5 (out of 5) star rating. The ratings are based on national benchmarks established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and data from patient encounters that happened in 2018. In addition, Facey was named as a "most improved" medical group for increasing their overall rating versus the previous year by more than half a star.

IHA’s Medicare Stars Quality Recognition program measures performance and publicly reports star ratings for medical groups and IPAs using the same measures and methodologies established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings program for health plans. The 4.5-star designation recognizes a high level of Medicare Advantage quality achievement. To earn this recognition, a medical group must achieve an overall star rating of 4.5 across all clinical quality measures reported by IHA. Only 41 of 175 participating medical groups and IPAs achieved this performance level in 2019. Facey Medical Group was among five Providence-affiliated medical groups to receive this distinction. The other Providence medical groups include: Hoag Medical Group, Mission Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Jude Heritage Medical Group.

IHA's Medicare Stars Quality Improvement recognition is 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. Physician organizations that improved by at least 1/2 a star are recognized as the most improved physician organizations in California. Facey Medical Group was among six Providence-affiliated medical groups to receive this distinction. The other Providence medical groups include: Hoag Medical Group, Mission Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians and St. Jude Affiliated Physicians.

“We're honored that the IHA recognizes our ongoing commitment to improving the health of Facey patients," said FMG President Roscoe Marter. "I'm proud of the 1700-plus physicians, nurses, support staff and leaders here whose dedication to our patients' well-being made this recognition possible. We owe a big thank you to everyone providing high-quality, compassionate care in this very competitive health care environment."

The non-profit Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) promotes the continuing evolution of integrated health care, supported by financial mechanisms that align the incentives of purchasers, payers, and providers, as the best means to achieve the most positive outcomes for patients and the general public in California. IHA is responsible for collecting data, deploying a common measure set, and reporting results on behalf of ten health plans in California for approximately 200 physician organizations caring for about 9 million members. Bonus payments to physician organizations by participating health plans cumulatively total over $500 million since 2003. For more information please visit: www.iha.org.

Facey Medical Group is a multispecialty physician group which operates ten clinics in Northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Originally founded in 1923, Facey’s 200+ physicians and their support staff care for the 178,000 patients who visit Facey clinics each year. From 2009 through 2019, readers of both the Los Angeles Daily News and the Santa Clarita Signal voted Facey the best medical group in the region. Facey is also recognized by California Association of Physician Groups as one of twenty “Elite Performer” medical groups in Southern California. In 2015 the Integrated Healthcare Association recognized Facey as one of 12 physician groups in their statewide Excellence in Healthcare program and Facey was recognized as Most Improved in 2017 and 2019. Facey Medical Group is an affiliate of Providence. For more information, visit Facey.com.