EHS Medical Group Acquires 78,000 New Members in the Central Valley

By November 29, 2012Newsroom

MONTEREY PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EHS Medical Group reported today the addition of 78,000 new members to their Central Valley operations. The growth makes Central Valley the company’s single largest region by membership outside of Los Angeles County.

“Since we’re already located here in the Tri-County area, we’ve been well supported by the providers in the community because they know and trust us.”

“It’s a big change,” said Sherie Archie, Regional Manager of EHS Central Valley. “Since we’re already located here in the Tri-County area, we’ve been well supported by the providers in the community because they know and trust us.”

The growth in membership is due to an agreement between Health Net and EHS to provide coverage to CalViva Health members. The agreement does not disrupt members’ healthcare because members are allowed to keep their current primary care physicians. EHS provides a virtual healthcare community also known as CONNECT, an online portal that allows communication and collaboration of care between physicians, providers and members.

As a result of the agreement, EHS expects expanded access to healthcare in the Central Valley to lead to better coordination of care and increased patient satisfaction.

“Due to our relationships with two health plans, Anthem and Health Net, we’re receiving calls from specialists who want to get inside of our network, which gives our providers the ability to offer their patients more options,” said Archie.

To communicate the change, EHS visited new providers and communicated with members to ensure a successful transition.

“We found that face-to-face communication is the best tool for helping new members with the transition,” said Archie. “We want to make sure they understand what’s happening and get straight answers to their questions. Members are able to see that EHS has the trust of providers and that we take care of providers who care for patients here in the Central Valley.”

To schedule an interview with a physician at EHS Medical Group, contact Juanda Calloway at (213) 406-8104.

About EHS Medical Group

Los Angeles-based Employee Health Systems (EHS) Medical Group was launched nearly 20 years ago to offer physicians a choice – and a voice – when making medical practice decisions in conjunction with managed care organizations. EHS Medical Group is a medical professional corporation and integrated health care delivery system that focuses exclusively on government programs, including Medicare, Medi-Cal and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP, also known as Healthy Families). By integrating physicians through technology and offering access to a robust suite of practice management products and services, EHS promotes growth and sustainability for individual physicians while expanding and integrating a network to deliver efficient, cost-effective and high-quality coordinated care to members throughout the state. EHS owns and operates physician networks in Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento and San Bernardino counties, and provides health care to more than 150,000 members in the communities served. For more information, visit www.ehsmd.com.

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SynerMed is a market-leading healthcare organization specializing in government-sponsored programs that is headquartered in Monterey Park, California. SynerMed is dedicated to innovating healthcare through an integrated system of tools, purpose-built web platforms, and professional services that connect physicians, members, hospitals and health plans. SynerMed’s mission is to transform the healthcare delivery system by rewarding high-quality and value-based care. For more information about SynerMed, visit www.SynerMed.com and www.SynerMedconnect.com.

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