Monday, June 25, 2007

Primary Source

My friend Barbra Rabson sends this note. Check it out. A nicely designed and informative website, where you can search through doctors' groups in different ways.

MA Health Quality Partners today released its most recent Quality Insights Report on Clinical Quality in Primary Care on the MHQP website. The report includes 17 clinical quality measures on the treatment of chronic diseases including asthma and diabetes, and preventive care services such as cancer screening and well child visits for approximately 150 medical groups across Massachusetts.

The technical appendix contains detail about the data included:

The clinical performance measures contained in this report are drawn from the HEDIS® Measure Set developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit, accrediting organization. NCQA requires that these measures must be independently audited by an NCQA-accredited auditing agency according to standard auditing specifications. All of the health plans that submitted the HEDIS® 2006 measures [My note: This is 2005 data] contained in this report had successfully completed the NCQA-mandated audits for each measurement year.

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