Riverside County Medical Association Partners with SynerMed and Inland Valleys IPA to Support Independent Traditional Physicians

By August 10, 2012Newsroom

RIVERSIDE, CA — SynerMed, Inc. and Inland Valleys IPA announced today an agreement to partner with Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) and California Medical Association (CMA) to support independent traditional physicians.

Riverside County Medical Association (RMCA) is a professional association representing more than 1000 physicians in Riverside County since 1893.

“As a physician practicing medicine in Riverside County, you will face many unique challenges. However, the good news is that you don’t have to face them alone,” said Riverside County Medical Association President, Joseph J. C. Lee, M.D. “We are excited to have Inland Valleys IPA as a partner to help physician practices thrive during the era of healthcare reform.”

Today, 21 physicians received a complimentary membership to RCMA made possible through a donation by SynerMed, Inc., a Managed Services Organization (MSO) dedicated to innovating healthcare through technology, improving access to quality care and reducing costs.

“Physicians must unite to protect the role of the traditional independent physician, a critical member of the healthcare Safety Net who serves the Medicaid population,” said James Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynerMed. Inland Valleys IPA, EHS and SynerMed are dedicated to supporting local medical associations and advocacy programs.

Inland Valleys IPA is a group of independent community physicians serving more than 50,000 patients in Riverside, San Bernardino and Northern San Diego Counties, managed by SynerMed. By working together the organizations will provide a greater share of voice for the practice of medicine, helping to ensure independent traditional providers remain as the patient medical home for coordinated care. Patients benefit by getting the care they need, when they need it most in their local communities.

About SynerMed, Inc.

SynerMed is a leading Managed Services Organization (MSO) headquartered in Monterey Park, California. SynerMed is a physician-led and physician-driven organization, dedicated to innovating healthcare through an integrated system of tools and services that connects physicians, members, hospitals and health plans. Since its inception in 1995, SynerMed has been dedicated to improving access to quality care and reducing healthcare costs through state-of-the-art technology. SynerMed’s advanced technology is powered by CONNECT and its integrated suite of products: CONSULT, CHECKBOOK, SHARE, MATH, DIRECT, PLAN, STORE, COMPLEX CARE and BIRTHING CENTER. Today, SynerMed is one of the largest Managed Services Organizations (MSO) in the United States, with a network of 10,000 providers who provide access to care for more than 700,000 members. The company’s physician-centric IPA model promotes growth and sustainability to help physicians remain independent. For more information about SynerMed, Inc., visit www.synermed.com.

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