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Current News Articles
CalPERS Saves $1B Through Efficiency...
(Hill Physicians mentioned) The health savings was achieved by... emphasizing health and disease management....
Sacramento Business Journal - May 25, 2011
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System saved nearly $1 billion in overall costs in 2010 by increasing efficiency and reducing duplication and waste, according to a staff report. Read the full story here...
Performance Personified - Why Does Hill Physicians Medical Group Keep Winning Quality Awards?
Healthcare Informatics - December 2010
Top executives at Hill Physicians Medical Group, one of the largest independent practice associations in California, discuss the organization's clinical, quality, and business success. Read the full article here...
Hill Physicians Acquires Doctors, Enrollees From Brisbane-Based Group
San Francisco Business Times - August 9, 2010
Hill Physicians Medical Group has absorbed 120 physicians and 10,000 HMO and other enrollees from Physicians Integrated Medical Group. Read the full story here...
Being Held Accountable with Healthcare - Modern Healthcare - May 17, 2010
Blue Shield of California; Catholic Healthcare West accountable care network goal of holding healthcare costs flat this year for Sacramento-area California employees. Read a .pdf of this story...
Hill Physicians to offer care for S.J. Medi-Cal clients - The Record - March 2010
Hill Physicians Medical Group will begin providing care to San Joaquin County's Medi-Cal recipients beginning April 1. The arrangement also brings the doctors of San Joaquin General Hospital into the Hill Physicians provider network for Medi-Cal enrollees. Read the full story here...
2009: The Year that Redefined How We Provide Quality Healthcare - HealthLeaders Media - December 2009
Quality healthcare is hopefully a goal that all providers and healthcare organizations strive for daily. Read the full story here...
UCSF - Divorce of Medical Groups - SFGate.com - San Francisco Chronicle - October 2009
A woman, who has just been told she has cancer, also has to absorb the news that she is unable to see the doctor she wants because the oncologist is no longer in her network. Read the full story here...
UCSF Medical Group joins forces with Hill Physicians - San Francisco Business Times - bizjournals.com August 2009
In a move likely to shake up San Francisco's HMO landscape, UCSF Medical Group and Hill Physicians Medical Group, the largest IPA in the region, said Tuesday they are joining forces as of Jan. 1. Read the full article here...
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CalPERS Urges Use of e-presciptions, Hill Physician Family Practitioner quoted - The Business Journal June 2009
In an effort to keep health care costs down and increase patient safety, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System partnered with Hill Physicians, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Read the full article...
Hill Physicians Medical Group: Independent Physicians Working to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs - Commonwealth Fund March 2009
This case study by the New America Foundation explores how Hill Physicians Medical Group is able to improve clinical outcomes by changing how its physicians practice medicine through communication and cooperation with independent doctors. To read the full report visit the Commonwealth Fund’s website here…
Hill Physicians' Doctors Available to Alameda Alliance Patients - San Francisco Business Times November, 2008
Doctors at San Ramon's Hill Physicians Medical Group, one of the region's largest medical groups, are now available to members of the Alliance CompleteCare network, which serves Medicare and Medi-Cal patients in Alameda County. Read more...
IT Growth Spurs Hill Physicians' Move to Bishop Ranch
East Bay Business Times July, 2008
The management services company for Hill Physicians Medical Group will move to Bishop Ranch business park in early 2009. The move to the premier San Ramon location will enable the healthcare company to continue its expansion of IT services. Read more . . .
Hill Physicians Medical Group - Named Among Top Medical Groups by Integrated Healthcare Association for Fourth Consecutive Year Market Wire October, 2007
Hill Physicians Medical Group, one of the largest independent medical groups in the U.S., was again named among the top performing medical groups in Northern California Read more...
Hill Physicians - Finding Balance at The Top
CAPG Health October, 2007
Learn how Hill Physicians’ work-life balance initiative has helped providers and employees improve lifestyles, attitudes and productivity on the job.
Read more . . .
King of the Hill
Smart Business San Francisco March, 2007
In 1993, Steve McDermott felt content with his company’s success, but thought maybe he should do more. He hired a PR firm to see if Hill Physicians Medical Group, an HMO with 3,000 physicians serving more than 350,000 patients, should have any marketing work done. Read more . . .
California doctors pioneer e-medical records
ITWorld.com August 7, 2006
With some 400,000 patients and the largest medical network in Northern California, Hill Physicians Medical Group Inc. faces a daunting challenge moving from paper to an electronic medical records (EMR) system. Its provider network includes 3,000 primary care and specialty physicians working in about 1,600 locations across nine counties, making Hill Physicians the largest independent practice association, or IPA, in the U.S. But instead of being overwhelmed by the process of implementing an EMR system, Hill has become a model for how to replace paper records with electronic records -- it is a taking a very slow, steady approach. Read more . . .
Hill Physicians Medical Group, one of the largest IPAs in the country, has learned to deliver what managed care plans want
Managed Care Magazine November 2005
Hill Physicians Medical Group is a success story that operates on several levels. Here is an IPA who really seems to "get" managed care. Here are doctors who practice with an appreciation that they're more likely to function well if the health plans that they contract with function well. Here is the cooperation that the entire health care system seeks. Read more . . .
Engendering and Marketing Physician Wellness
Group Practice Journal October 2004
“Most IPAs see physicians the same way that Colonel Sanders looks at chickens.” So spoke an attendee at one of Hill Physicians’ recent two-day physician wellness seminars, “Finding Balance in a Medical Life.” Fortunately, sponsorship of wellness seminars helped him to believe that at least this IPA, Hill Physicians, cared about its providers as individuals rather than as commodities. Read more . . .