EHS Medical Group Acquires Inland Valleys Independent Physician Association

By February 4, 2009Newsroom

LOS ANGELES, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) — EHS Medical Group, a medical professional corporation that owns and operates physician networks throughout California, today announced the acquisition of Inland Valleys IPA (Independent Physician Association), also referred to as Redlands IPA. With a membership of 50 primary and 500 specialty physicians, the IPA provides care to nearly 8,500 patients in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and will continue to operate as Inland Valleys IPA.

“As a physician-driven organization, meeting the needs of our contracted providers, and by extension their patients, is our first priority,” said Dan Gomez, EHS Regional Director, Inland Empire. “We have a strong relationship with Inland Valleys IPA and understand their need to improve work flow and cut administrative costs. We expect a smooth, seamless transition for both physicians and their patients.”

Through its strategic partnership with SynerMed, Inc., one of the largest Management Service Organizations (MSO) in California, EHS will provide Inland Valleys IPA physicians continued access to various services and technology including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to contracts
  • Direct referrals
  • Fast, efficient claims payment

In addition, contracted physicians have access to CONNECT, an Electronic Medical Management (EMM) system that provides comprehensive practice and patient management by allowing health administrators and individual physicians to access, store and process information from anywhere, instantaneously.

“EHS empowers providers to efficiently manage their practice, allowing them to focus their time and attention on what matters most: excellent patient care,” said Peter Winston, Executive Administrator of EHS. “Through our commitment to physician advocacy, our strategic partnership with SynerMed and our strong relationships with managed care companies, EHS creates a bridge between patients and efficient, quality healthcare.”

About Inland Valleys IPA

With a membership of 50 primary and 500 specialty physicians, Inland Valleys IPA provides care to nearly 8,500 patients in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. For more information, visit www.ehsmd.com.

About EHS Medical Group

Los Angeles-based 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 healthcare 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 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, Northern California and San Bernardino counties, and provides healthcare to more than 150,000 members in the communities served. For more information, visit www.ehsmd.com.

About SynerMed, Inc.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., SynerMed, Inc. is the largest Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) in the country, offering comprehensive, creative solutions for healthcare management solutions. The company has relationships with all major Medicaid, commercial and senior health plans; and manages about $300 million in healthcare benefits for around 450,000 members through its customers — which consist of IPAs, medical groups, community clinics, third-party administrators (TPAs), health plans and hospitals. Through the company’s state-of-the-art products and services offering, SynerMed is committed to partnering with its customers to provide cost-effective, personalized solutions for their highly-specific needs so they can operate more efficiently and better care for their members. For more information, visit www.synermed.com.

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