was developed by employers, physicians, health care services
researchers and other industry experts with a simple mission:
to create significant leaps in the quality of care by recognizing
and rewarding health care providers who demonstrate that they
have implemented comprehensive solutions in the management
of patients and deliver safe, timely, effective, efficient,
equitable and patient-centered care.
Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
select which physicians qualify for rewards based
on evaluating and verifying their data. NCQA is the
leading independent organization providing information
that allows purchasers and consumers of health care
to distinguish among health plans and physicians based
on quality of care.
a Thomson business and leading health information company,
is BTE's general contractor and acts as overall program
manager. Medstat is responsible for working with BTE
leadership to develop and manage the BTE program, working
with health plans to obtain data and generate patient
counts for physicians, managing program communications,
administering physician reward payments, and leading
the program's evaluation plan.
Pine and Associates
Michael Pine and Associates at 1-773-643-1700 (ask
for Charles Parrott) or e-mail at: [email protected]
Pine and Associates, a consulting firm that specializes
in measuring clinical performance, will help participating
physicians "risk adjust" their data to account
for the relative health of the patients they treat.
is responsible for developing the interactive, online
tools that consumers will use to look up physician certification
information, monitor and self-manage their illnesses,
and track and redeem bonus points for rewards. WebMD
sends program information to patients and manages the
distribution of patient rewards.
|HealthGrades (NASDAQ: HGRD) is the leading healthcare quality ratings and services company and is dedicated to guiding America to better healthcare. Millions of consumers and many of the nation's largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades' independent ratings and decision-support resources to make healthcare decisions based on quality of care. HealthGrades has partnered with Bridges to Excellence to host physician and practice enrollment through their Physician Online Services site. HealthGrades' Physician Quality Reports for consumers and Strategic Health Solutions products feature Bridges to Excellence physician and practice recognitions.
Business Coalition on Health
generous financial support from Aventis and Novo Nordisk,
NBCH has launched an initiative to help local business
coalitions take a leadership role in the implementation
of "Bridges to Excellence" (BTE). Working
with BTE's general contractor, Medstat, NBCH has developed
a set of materials to help coalitions and purchasers
better understand BTE for implementation within their
communities, and will provide technical assistance to
coalitions moving BTE forward in their markets. For
more information contact the NBCH at 202-775-9300.
Leapfrog Group is made up of more than 170 companies
and organizations that buy health care. Leapfrog and
its members work together to:
Reduce preventable medical mistakes and improve
the quality and affordability of health care.
Reward doctors and hospitals for improving the
quality, safety and affordability of health care.
Encourage public reporting of health care quality
and outcomes so that consumers and purchasing organizations
can make more informed health care choices.
Help consumers reap the benefits of making smart
health care decisions.