Washington Permanente Medical Group ranked top medical group in state

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Community CheckupFor the tenth consecutive year, Washington Permanente Medical Group (formerly Group Health Cooperative) has been recognized by the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) Community Checkup as being the top-performing medical group in Washington state.

The 2016 WHA Community Checkup scored Kaiser Permanente’s medical group above average on 23 of the 28 measures of effective care—more than any medical group in the state. Measures include vaccination rates; medication management; health screenings; and care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

“Year after year we have proven our commitment to providing high value care to our patients, and the Washington Health Alliance ratings are a testament to our efforts,” says David Grossman, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Medical Director, Market Strategy and Public Policy, Washington Permanente Medical Group.

The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in the health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers, and other health care partners. The Community Checkup is a cornerstone of the Alliance’s work, providing a community-level view on important measures of health care quality.

Our HMO rated tops in the eValue8™ survey

Earlier this year, our commercial HMO plan (formerly Group Health Cooperative) was rated the top health plan in the United States in the 2016 eValue8™ survey. Other Washington-based health plans that participated in the survey were Aetna; Cigna; Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc. (formerly Group Health Options, Inc.); Regence Blue Shield; and UnitedHealthcare.

“Given the multiple choices of health care and coverage in the market, it’s clear that Kaiser Permanente provides the best overall value,” says Lonnie Goodell, director, Producer Management and Small Business Group.

eValue8 is an evidence-based resource created by business coalitions and employers like Marriott and General Motors to measure and evaluate health plan performance. The independent, third-party tool is sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health and licensed in Washington state by the Washington Health Alliance.