As part of our ongoing work to centralize and standardize our claims payment operations into a single, high-functioning department, we identified practices in the claims audit processes of our legacy California operations that require remediation. We immediately, and without hesitation, disclosed these claims issues to the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and our plan partners in February 2018 and engaged outside experts to conduct a thorough investigation. This voluntary self-disclosure reflects our singular commitment to compliance and our integrity as leaders in care delivery.
Since then, we have met in person with DMHC, completed our claims process investigation, taken steps to fully remediate those processes and have supported numerous health plan audits. We remain committed to our physician partners and members in California and continue to make significant progress in the implementation of our new MSO, and quality systems in the California market. These initiatives include:
- The appointment of highly experienced leadership at the MSO;
- The implementation of enhanced controls and management oversight of our legacy system;
- The adoption of an accelerated timeline for the movement to CORE, our new operating system; and
- Visits to over 100 primary care providers in May, which featured the delivery of comprehensive quality program toolkits that were well received across the board.
As of today, some audits are on-going and we are actively engaged in constructive and transparent remediation efforts with our contracted health plan partners. Just as we have promised to do with the DMHC, we will keep you fully updated on our progress toward full remediation of all audit issues.
We are particularly grateful for the opportunity to continue to collaborate in California with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Brand New Day, Care1st, Health Net, Humana, and Molina. We value these relationships and look forward to many years of successful collaboration with these plans in service to their members. As some of you may know, however, IEHP has decided to terminate our contract effective August 31, 2018. We regret that IEHP has felt it necessary to take this action, but our first concern is that we minimize adverse impacts on the members. We are committed to work collaboratively with IEHP on its block transfer process and to ensure continuity of care.
I would like to recognize and thank the California team for their tireless commitment to our physician partners and members. We know many of our employees live in the Riverside and San Bernardino communities we serve and are honored to be serving their neighbors, friends, and families. We all hold that trust and responsibility in high regard.
And while strength in California remains critical and is a testament to our history, the future of agilon health is also defined by our growing network of providers and members in Hawaii, Ohio, and Texas as well as new markets yet to come. Today, we collaborate with approximately 1,000 primary care physicians outside of California who are partnering with us to care for over 65,000 Medicare Advantage members. We continue to build our organization across the country to fulfill our promise of higher quality, more connected care for our partners and members across the country.