EHS-Inland Valleys IPA Receives Integrated Healthcare Association’s Medicare Stars Quality Improvement Award

By February 3, 2016Newsroom

MONTEREY PARK, CA, February 2, 2016 — SynerMed, Inc., a market-leading healthcare platform for government-sponsored healthcare programs based in Monterey Park, California, announced today that EHS-Inland Valleys IPA is a Medicare Stars Quality Improvement Award winner.

“We congratulate all of our physicians at EHS-Inland Valleys IPA who deliver high-value healthcare every day to our members,” said James Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer at SynerMed. “Each year we continue to raise the bar and our physicians continue to perform at the highest level, providing quality care to consumers and a better patient experience.”

The Quality Improvement Award recognizes physician organizations that have succeeded at improving quality of care for Medicare Advantage populations. To earn this recognition, physician organizations must improve their overall star rating, which is calculated based on the stars methodology used by CMS.IHA-logo

“Delivering consistent, high-value care is not easy for physician groups,” said Dan Gomez, SynerMed Vice President of EHS-Inland Valleys IPA. “That’s why it helps to have a partner like SynerMed and a portal like CONNECT.” SynerMed’s CONNECT is a proprietary virtual healthcare system that helps physicians coordinate quality care by streamlining processes and controlling healthcare costs.

Every year the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) recognizes physician organizations that have succeeded at improving quality of care for Medicare Advantage populations at its Annual Pay for Performance Stakeholders Meeting in December and again in January when the star ratings for all physician organizations are published on its website at

About EHS-Inland Valleys IPA

EHS-Inland Valleys IPA is a trusted provider network with more than 1,650 physicians and healthcare providers, serving multiple health plans throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. EHS-Inland Valleys IPA focuses on government-sponsored programs, including Medi-Cal, Medicare and California Coordinated Care Initiative (Cal MediConnect). EHS-Inland Valleys IPA is managed by SynerMed (, a market-leading healthcare system for government-sponsored healthcare programs located in Monterey Park, California. For more information about EHS-Inland Valleys IPA, visit

About Integrated Healthcare Association

IHA is responsible for collecting data, deploying a common measure set, and reporting results on behalf of 10 health plans for approximately 200 physician organizations representing 35,000 physicians caring for about 9 million members. Bonus payments to physician organizations by participating health plans have cumulatively totaled nearly $500 million since 2003.


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