Medicare Advantage plan participants in San Bernardino and Riverside counties to have access to PrimeCare Medical Network physicians and specialists Jan. 1, 2018
ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 – Alignment Healthcare has added PrimeCare Medical Network – comprising 14 PrimeCare independent practice associations (IPAs) including Empire Physicians Medical Group and Valley Physicians Network – to its Alignment Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage provider network.
PrimeCare maintains an expansive base of primary care physicians throughout the Inland Empire. This new relationship will give people enrolled in Alignment Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage access to more than 300 primary care physicians and 1,300 specialists in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
“PrimeCare Medical Network is an important community partner and offers the people served by Alignment Healthcare greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care,” said Dawn Maroney, chief growth and strategy officer of Alignment Healthcare. “We are grateful for the collaborative relationships we share with care providers like PrimeCare that are committed to improving the quality and cost of care.”
Alignment Health Plan, which offers Medicare Advantage plans in seven California counties, was awarded a 4.5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018. Alignment offers patients expert chronic disease management programs and enhanced customer support through its command center that monitors its plan participants’ health status so that medical intervention can be timely and appropriate.
“This new network relationship comes at a time when Medicare beneficiaries are evaluating their health plan choices during this year’s Medicare open enrollment period,” said Jamie Phillips, president of PrimeCare. “Our new partnership with Alignment Healthcare gives more seniors living in Riverside and San Bernardino greater access to quality, cost-effective care close to where they live.”
About Alignment Healthcare
Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers HMO plan options to California residents through the Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit http://www.alignmenthealthcare.com
PrimeCare, part of Optum, has been caring for the communities of San Bernardino and Riverside counties since 1994 through its independently-contracted physician network. It is an Elite Medical Group designated by the California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG) Standards of Excellence Survey. PrimeCare physicians take pride in the relationships they build with their patients and are dedicated to promoting their overall well-being. For more information, visit www.primecare.com
On behalf of Optum