UC Irvine Health rated among top physician groups

Survey emphasizes quality performance and coordinated patient care

June 17, 2016

UC Irvine Health has earned an “Elite” rating from CAPG, the nation’s largest organization representing multispecialty medical groups and independent practice associations. The rating is based on results of CAPG’s Standards of Excellence member survey. The results are given to physician groups based on their performance in improving patient experience, clinical care, and affordability of care.

“Our survey is recognized as the industry standard by which the nation’s healthcare systems can assess the delivery of accountable and value-based care and improve patient care coordination, in line with ongoing healthcare reform,” said Donald Crane, CAPG President and CEO. 

The survey is voluntary and offered to more than 250 CAPG medical group members in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This year, 114 organizational members participated in the critical self-assessment, covering 11.6 million people in the commercial line of business, including Medicare Advantage, along with an additional estimated 3.1 million individuals in government programs.

“UC Irvine Health physicians strive to make lasting differences in the lives of their patients,” said Manuel Porto, MD, president & CEO, UC Irvine Health University Physicians & Surgeons and Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UC Irvine School of Medicine. “It is gratifying to receive this validation for the work our physicians and entire patient care team perform everyday.”

The faculty practice for UC Irvine Health has the distinction of more top primary and specialty care physicians among medical groups in the Orange County region:

In addition, leading healthcare organizations have recognized UC Irvine Health for its continuing excellence in improving quality and patient safety, including:

More information about CAPG, Inc. and the Standards of Excellence survey ›

UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UC Irvine Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., a 411-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 15 consecutive years. UC Irvine Medical Center features Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and is the primary teaching hospital for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UC Irvine Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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