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News: Prestigious 5-STAR Elite Status from Association for Physician Groups (APG) for the 2019 Standards of Excellence™ Survey

In 2019 and again in 2020, Torrance Memorial IPA achieved the 5-Star Elite Status from the America's Physician Groups (APG) Standards of Excellence™ (SOE®). APG is the leading association in the country representing physician organizations practicing coordinated care. To achieve Elite Status, organizations must receive five-star ratings in six publicly reported domains:

  • Care Management Practices
  • Information Technology
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Group Support of Advanced Primary Care
  • Administrative and Financial Capability

The threshold for achieving a star in each domain is set annually by an APG peer committee that analyzes survey performance.  According to Norman Panitch, MD, one of the founders of Torrance Memorial IPA, “We pride ourselves in providing effective, high-value, patient-centered care.”