February 24, 2014
NOVATO — Meritage Accountable Care Organization, the ACO established under the Affordable Care Act by Novato-based Meritage Medical Network, is expanding its relationship with Santa Clara-based CareInSync and its mobile-based platform to curb hospital readmission rates into Marin and Sonoma counties.
October 28, 2013
Nearly a year after becoming the North Bay’s first accountable care organization under the federal health care overhaul, Meritage Medical Network is reporting positive, albeit preliminary, results on readmission rates and improved outcomes. …
Meritage Medical Network was also recently named as a top performer by the Integrated Healthcare Associations, one of 45 physician organizations to earn the distinction and one of three in the North Bay. …
Napa Medical Center, a 66,000-square-foot medical office building adjacent to Queen of the Valley, has undergone significant renovation in the last two years, with New York-based Seavest Healthcare Properties pumping more than $3 million into the property it purchased in 2011. …
Terry Newmyer last week resigned as CEO of Adventist Health’s St. Helena Hospital Region and Northern California Network, which includes hospitals in Vallejo, St. Helena, Clearlake and Mendocino County. …
Satellite Healthcare, a not-for-profit provider of kidney dialysis services and sponsor for kidney research, recently opened a Rohnert Park location at 6265 Commerce Blvd. …
August 26, 2013
A prominent group of health centers in the North Bay has applied to form what is known under the new federal health law as an “accountable care organization” serving thousands of Medicare patients that, if approved, would be one of the first of its kind in the nation.
January 10, 2013
NOVATO — The Meritage Medical Network today was approved as an accountable care organization under a Medicare initiative stemming from the new health care law.
November 12, 2012
Rick Heron is chief marketing and brand officer for Western Health Advantage, a Sacramento-based HMO that recently received approval to expand into Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. The move into the North Bay for the nonprofit HMO is a significant development for a number of providers and brokers alike, who have said the injection of another health plan will offer more choice — and thus more competitive pricing, it is hoped — for the region’s employers and individuals. Mr. Heron has been with Western Health Advantage for seven years.
October 29, 2012
The Meritage Medical Network, formerly known as the Marin-Sonoma IPA, has officially made known its plan to earn accountable care organization, or ACO, designation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. …
Mendocino Coast District Hospital, a 25-bed nonprofit critical access facility, is seeking bankruptcy court protection from creditors as it seeks to reorganize its debts while keeping the doors open. …
Evan Rayner, Healdsburg District Hospital chief executive officer, is stepping down from his position, according to the North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which owns and operates the 43-bed hospital. …
August 29, 2012
NOVATO — The Marin-Sonoma IPA today announced its name is now Meritage Medical Network, citing the need to identify itself beyond specific geographic areas as it charts future growth while signaling a first step to becoming an accountable care organization, or ACO
June 28, 2012
With the Supreme Court ruling Thursday to uphold major tenets of the Affordable Care Act, some clarity is finally emerging for employers and providers, but the political battle over health care reform will likely continue.
Local health care providers and insurance experts said there is now much-needed clarity, at least for now, as employers and municipalities across the state attempt to adapt to ever-evolving regulations. Several providers praised the ruling.
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April 30, 2012
NOVATO — Responding to continuous growth over the last two years, the Marin-Sonoma IPA is moving into a larger space at Hamilton Landing in Novato, from about 12,000 square feet to more than 20,000 square feet.
April 29, 2011
NORTH BAY — The Marin-Sonoma IPA today said physicians from the Annadel Medical Group and several associated with Palm Drive and Healdsburg District hospitals have officially joined the physician network, boosting the ranks of the Novato-based independent practice association to more than 400 doctors in Marin and Sonoma counties.
April 18, 2011
NORTH BAY — The expansion of a Marin physician’s network further into Sonoma County is a key step in assisting independent health care districts integrate services, and the alignment it will create at district hospitals is “critical to the long-term success,” according to Sonoma County’s top public health official.
April 11, 2011
NORTH BAY — A leading Marin County doctors’ association is heading an effort to create a potentially powerful network of hundreds of North Bay physicians that, if successful, would significantly alter the region’s health care landscape.