LOS ANGELES & FRESNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EHS Medical Group, a medical professional corporation that owns and operates physician networks, today announced the official opening of a corporate office in Fresno, Calif. The Los Angeles-based company was chosen by Anthem Blue Cross of California to provide Medi-Cal management services to medical practices impacted by the shift from a direct contract model to a delegated IPA model in Fresno County.
“EHS is an established, physician-driven organization that specializes in government programs with a particularly strong emphasis on state-sponsored products like Medi-Cal”
“EHS is an established, physician-driven organization that specializes in government programs with a particularly strong emphasis on state-sponsored products like Medi-Cal,” said Dan Shydler, Regional Director, Anthem Blue Cross. “Anthem has tens of thousands of lives under contract with this particular organization in Los Angeles and in Sacramento where they have worked very effectively with physicians.”
“A lot of organizations come into a new market and force members to adhere to a specific set of rules, but EHS is different,” said James Richardson, EHS Regional Manager, Fresno. “Instead, we listen to the specific needs of the physicians in the community and customize our practice management tools and services accordingly. Our goal is to manage the important and very time-consuming administrative functions, so our physicians can focus on what matters most – patient care.”
Through a strategic partnership with SynerMed, Inc., the largest Medicaid Management Services Organization (MSO) in the country, EHS will provide physicians with competitive compensation, access to contracts, practice management services, direct referrals and efficient claims payment. In addition, contracting physicians have access to SynerMedConnect, 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 via the Web.
According to EHS Executive Administrator Peter Winston, the company expects to provide health care to more than 100,000 patients in Fresno through its contracted physicians by the end of the first quarter.
“It’s important to have a physical presence in the communities we serve, so that we can fully understand – and respond to – the needs of that market,” said Winston. “The new Fresno office is an integral part of a larger strategy to ensure that our unique services and government programs expertise are accessible to physicians in counties across the state.”
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.
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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