MONTEREY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EHS Medical Group announced today that their membership grew by nearly 100,000 in 2012. The increase in membership translates to a growth of more than 37 percent.
EHS now has over 330,000 total members throughout the state of California.
The reason for EHS’ growth is attributed to the exclusive technology, competitive rates and financial leverage the medical group offers its members.
“I think we’ve come a long way,” said Dr. Imad El Asmar of IMD Medical Group about his practice’s improvement in care since he joined EHS. “As far as quality, it has gone up by a great deal. A lot of this is thanks to the managed care center.”
EHS Medical Group estimates that they will experience continued accelerated growth as California moves forward with the transition of low-income seniors and persons with disabilities who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal from traditional fee-for-service to “integrated care delivery models,” or managed care plans, in June 2013.
Dr. El Asmar supports the transition to managed care. He believes that it will allow medical groups like EHS to improve coordinated care for patients and reduce costs for primary care physicians.
“We all have to realize that the care we’re doing right now isn’t working well,” said Dr. El Asmar. “It’s called managed care. Yeah—we need someone to manage these patients properly.”
The announcement that EHS Medical Group grew by 37 percent in 2012 comes shortly after news that the group acquired 78,000 new members in the Central Valley.
“EHS continues to grow and strengthen in each of our core markets—Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, the Central Valley and Sacramento,” said Peter Winston, Vice President of EHS Medical Group.
“We’re also focusing our efforts on the many changes occurring in California over the next two years, like the Healthy Families conversion, the rural healthcare expansion, the duals and the exchange,” Winston said. “These are all opportunities to unleash our technology and know-how to improve the health of at-risk populations. We look forward to the challenge.”
To schedule an interview with a physician at EHS Medical Group, contact Lucas Rubio at (213) 406-8136.
About EHS Medical Group
Since 1990, EHS Medical Group has been a trusted medical professional corporation and integrated healthcare delivery system focusing on government programs, including Medi-Cal/Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP, also called Healthy Families in California), Medicare and Dual-Eligibles (Medi-Medi), organized labor and specialty IPAs. Our physician-centric accountable care model promotes growth and sustainability for individual physicians by providing access to a robust offering of products, services and management tools. EHS Medical Group is managed by SynerMed, (www.synermed.com) a leading Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) that is dedicated to improving access to quality care and reducing costs by innovating healthcare with cutting-edge technology. For more information about EHS Medical Group, visit www.ehsmd.com and www.californiamedicalchanges.com.
About SynerMed, Inc.
SynerMed is a leading Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) and headquartered in Monterey Park, California. SynerMed is a physician-led and physician–driven organization, dedicated to innovating healthcare through an integrated system of tools and services that connects physicians, members, hospitals and health plans. Since its inception in 1995, SynerMed has been dedicated to improving access to quality care and reducing healthcare costs through state-of-the-art technology. SynerMed's advanced technology is powered by CONNECT and its integrated suite of products: CONSULT, CHECKBOOK, SHARE, MATH and DIRECT. Today, SynerMed is one of the largest Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) in the United States, with a network of nearly 10,000 providers who provide access to care for more than 700,000 members. For more information about SynerMed, Inc., visit www.synermed.com.