Clinicians Participate in BTE

 

Performance Assessment

In order to receive BTE recognition, eligible clinicians must pass a performance assessment program administered by Altarum or the NCQA.

 

Options by BTE Program

To obtain Recognition in BTE’s disease-specific Care Recognition programs, eligible clinicians and practices voluntarily submit medical record data demonstrating that they provide high levels of care for a specific condition. There are three paths available to clinicians for BTE Recognitions depending on the specific program.

 

BTE Care Recognitions

  1. Direct Data Submission Portal: Altarum assesses compliance on all Bridges to Excellence (BTE) Recognition Programs submitted electronically or by direct data submission through the Bridges to Excellence (BTE) web portal.

  2. Automated Performance Assessment System: Clinicians or practices connected to a BTE-approved data aggregator (e.g., EMR vendor, Patient Registry vendor, Health Information Exchange, or Health System) may have their data submitted on their behalf to Altarum for an automated evaluation of their care for a specific BTE Care Recognition program. Interested clinicians should contact their vendor or organization for more information.

  3. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA): Clinicians or practices may submit data on outcome and process measures for a sample of their patients to NCQA for assessment in its Provider Recognition Programs. Assessment is available for BTE’s Diabetes Care Recognition through NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP), Cardiac Care Recognition through NCQA’s Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP). Clinicians that qualify for recognition in these NCQA programs will be recognized by BTE with a 3 Star Rating (i.e. DRP Recognition (any level) = BTE Diabetes Care Recognition 3 Star Rating). 

PATHWAY QUANTITY OF DATE SUBMITTED HOW DATA IS EXTRACTED/SUMBITTED COST TO APPLY (INDIVIDUAL) COST TO APPLY (GROUP) STATUS
BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE WEB PORTAL Sample of 25 patients Patient data is manually or electronically extracted into a standard file format and uploaded to the BTE Web Portal for assessment. $0 $0

Recognition Programs:

  • Asthma Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Heart Failure Care
  • COPD Care
  • Depression Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Hypertension Care
  • IBD Care

EMR/REGISTRY - BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE WEB PORTAL

 

Full patient panel EMR or registry vendor will extract patient data from clinician's system and submit to the BTE Web Portal on their behalf. Clinicians get quarterly clinical dashboards.

$0

(Check with your EHR for any additional service fees).

$0

(Check with your EHR for any additional service fees).

Recognition Programs:

  • Asthma Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Heart Failure Care
  • COPD Care
  • Depression Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Hypertension Care
  • IBD Care
NCQA Sample of 25 patients Clinicians will abstract data from patient charts and submit to NCQA for review. $480

$480

(each with a maximum for groups of up to 100. For groups over 100, $10 surcharge for each clinician).

Recognition Programs:

  • Diabetes Recognition (DRP)
  • Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP)

EMR Partners

BTE has worked with many EMR Vendors to streamline the process for users wishing to submit their data for BTE recognition. Contact information for EMR companies who have completed certification as a Data Aggregator can be found below:

 

Click here for a complete list of BTE Care Recognition Programs.