PIH Health Recognized as a 2021 Medicare Advantage High Performer by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for the Third Consecutive Year
PIH Health Physicians has been recognized as a 4.5-star provider organization by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for its performance in the Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) Medicare Advantage program for measurement year (MY) 2020. The organization was also recognized as a Most Improved provider organization (PO).
“We are honored to once again be recognized by the IHA,” said PIH Health Physicians President Andrew Zwers. “These distinctions embody our continued commitment to providing PIH Health patients with outstanding healthcare while maintaining the highest standards.” IHA’s AMP Medicare Advantage 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 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 PO must achieve an overall star rating of 4.5 across all clinical quality measures reported by IHA. Only 49 of 169 (29%) participating provider organizations achieved this performance level in MY 2020.
The Most Improved distinction recognizes provider organizations that have successfully improved quality of care for Medicare Advantage populations. To earn this recognition, POs must improve their overall star rating by at least half a star compared to the previous measurement year.
“This recognition reaffirms the dedication of all our PIH Health Physicians’ doctors, advance practice professionals, nurses, staff, leadership team and Board members to providing our community with high-quality healthcare,” says Zwers.