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.
“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.”
“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
Since 1990, EHS Medical Group has been a trusted medical professional corporation and integrated healthcare delivery system focusing on government programs, including Medi-Cal/Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP, also called Healthy Families in California), Medicare and Dual-Eligibles (Medi-Medi), organized labor and specialty IPAs. Our physician-centric accountable care model promotes growth and sustainability for individual physicians by providing access to a robust offering of products, services and management tools. EHS Medical Group is managed by SynerMed (www.synermed.com), a leading Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) that is dedicated to improving access to quality care and reducing costs by innovating healthcare with cutting-edge technology. For more information about EHS Medical Group, visit www.ehsmd.com and www.californiamedicalchanges.com.
About SynerMed, Inc.
SynerMed is a leading Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) and 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 and DIRECT. Today, SynerMed is one of the largest Medicaid Managed Services Organization (MSO) in the United States, with a network of nearly 10,000 providers who provide access to care for more than 700,000 members. For more information about SynerMed, Inc., visit www.synermed.com.