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Sutter Health Plus Network Medical Groups Earn IHA Awards for Clinical Quality and Patient Experience
Sutter Health Plus Network Medical Groups Earn IHA Awards for Clinical Quality and Patient Experience

Through its Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) program, the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) assesses how well medical groups perform on clinical quality and patient experience measures each year. Recently, IHA recognized six medical groups in the Sutter Health Plus network for performing well on over a dozen measures in 2020 (the most recent year for which data is available).

New Pharmacy Benefit Manager Coming in 2022
New Pharmacy Benefit Manager Coming in 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, Sutter Health Plus is changing its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to CVS Caremark® from Express Scripts®. CVS Caremark will manage the pharmacy benefits for our members, including retail, mail order and specialty prescription drugs; claims processing; and prior authorization requests for drugs.

Virtual-first Primary Care Expands in the Bay Area
Virtual-first Primary Care Expands in the Bay Area

Tera, a virtual-first approach to primary care, is an innovative digital health model that was established by Sutter Health prior to the pandemic. With Tera, a dedicated medical team focuses on helping members live their healthiest lives. The Tera care team includes a primary care physician (PCP), licensed nurse, health coach, and nurse practitioner who all provide in-person or virtual care.

Fifteen Sutter Health Plus Network Hospitals Among Best in California
Fifteen Sutter Health Plus Network Hospitals Among Best in California

Fifteen hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition as being among the best in California for 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Hospitals were scored on 32 clinical areas, including adult specialties, procedures, and conditions, and patient experience, patient outcomes, nursing quality, and the adept use of technology.

Coverage and Care While Traveling
Coverage and Care While Traveling

After more than a year at home, many Californians are ready to hit the road and do some traveling. Before heading out for your next big adventure, it’s important to know where to access care while away from home.