Sutter Health Plus News & Trends

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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Elite Honors

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Quality

America’s Physician Groups helps consumers evaluate physician organizations’ technical quality, patient experience and affordability.

 

The America’s Physician Groups Standards of Excellence member survey recently recognized physician organizations in the Sutter Health Plus network with top honors. The following physician organizations received prestigious “elite” five stars rating:
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Find a Provider Who is Right for You

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Access

The provider search tool features 7,000 Sutter Health Plus network providers found throughout 15 Northern California counties.

Whether you’re shopping for health care coverage, or you are a current member looking for a specialist or a new primary care physician (PCP), you can find the provider you need from your smart phone, laptop or tablet.

The provider search tool is one way to locate any of the 7,000 Sutter Health Plus network providers found throughout 15 Northern California counties. The online provider directory contains dozens of searchable types of providers and facilities. Use it to find:

  • Primary Care Providers: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)*, Pediatrics
  • Specialists
  • Sutter Walk-in Care Clinics and Urgent Care Centers
  • Hospitals

You can also narrow your search to find a provider by affiliation (medical group and hospital), languages spoken, and gender.

When you choose a PCP, you are also selecting your physician’s medical group. Many covered services, including visits to a specialist, require a referral and prior authorization from your medical group. Your PCP will make referrals to specialists within the same medical group.

If you need specialty care and have a specific specialist in mind, check the provider directory to see what medical group the specialist is in. Make sure you choose your PCP within that medical group. To change your primary care physician, log into the member portal or contact member services at 855-315-8500.

To request a print copy of the directory, call Member Services at 855-315-5800.

*Some OB/GYNs may be available as a PCP

U.S. News & World Report Names Ten Hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus Network Among Best in California

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in News, Quality

U.S. News & World Report recognized Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, for high performance in one specialty and nine procedures/conditions.

Ten hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition as among the best hospitals in California for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Network hospitals ranked among the top 50 in the state include:
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What Do Consumers Want In a Health Plan?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in News

Northern Californians are fortunate to have numerous options to choose from when it comes to shopping for health insurance and access to care. With plenty of healthy competition in the marketplace, the challenge comes down to making the right selection for your company and employees.

Take a few minutes to read through the following consumer insights—and then determine if your benefit offerings are delivering what your employees want from a health plan. Read More

How Brokers Can Embrace Technology to Better Serve Clients

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in News

Technology supplements, but doesn’t replace, the human element, says Sutter Health Plus VP of Sales Rob Carnaroli.

In this article published in the July 27, 2018 issue of BenefitsPRO, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales Rob Carnaroli explains how brokers can use technology to better connect with clients.

For today’s consumers, technology has transformed convenience from luxury to necessity. Round-the-clock service is expected for most aspects in life—from grocery shopping to buying a new car.

To stay competitive in our digital environment, brokers should embrace technology as a way to build relationships and demonstrate expertise.

 

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Getting Back-to-School Ready

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Wellness

Before school starts, check your child’s immunization records and buy a properly fitting backpack.

The end of summer vacation can be an adjustment for parents and kids alike. Sutter Health Plus wants to help everyone prepare for the new school year—it’s almost here, believe it or not.
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Prioritize Your Mental Health

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Access, Wellness

Sutter Health Plus members can self-refer to a participating provider for in-person or virtual mental health office visits—no referral required

Everyday life can bring stress or worry. Because caring for your mental health is as important as your physical health, Sutter Health Plus can connect you with powerful resources and personalized support.

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