Press Releases

May 17 , 2006 - BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCES THE RECEPIENT OF THE FIRST ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARD -On May 17th, Bridges to Excellence (BTE) Officers, Dale Whitney and Thomas H. Lee, MD presented Dr. Robert Galvin, Director of Corporate Health Care and Medical Services for GE, with BTE's first ever Annual Leadership Award.

April 4, 2006 - BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE AND eHEALTH INITIATIVE FORM NEW BUSINESS AGREEMENT -Organizations Will Maintain Separate Boards Of Directors, Separate Identities But Will Work Collaboratively To Promote Quality in Healthcare

SEPTEMBER 16, 2005 - LOCAL TOP-PERFORMING PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED BY EMPLOYERS; CAPITAL DISTRICT PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN, Inc. (CDPHP) TO JOIN AS A LICENSEE FOR 2006 -Bridges to Excellence pay-for-performance program continues to grow in Albany area.

MARCH 28 , 2005 - PHYSICIANS, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY EMBRACE COMMON STRATEGY TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE: PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE - Eight major new initiatives poised for launch; Bridges to Excellence coalition pairs with CMS, six business coalitions & employers, many health plans. Family physicians applaud approach.

DECEMBER 13, 2004 - NATIONAL BUSINESS COALITION ON HEALTH AND LOCAL COALITIONS LAUNCH BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE - To move value-based physician pay-for-performance incentive programs forward, the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of employer-based health coalitions, announced that it has selected four of its member organizations as Bridges to Excellence demonstration sites.

DECEMBER 2, 2004 - EMPLOYER COALITION PAYS TOP BOSTON DOCTORS $800,000 IN BONUSES; INCENTIVES REWARD INVESTMENTS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SYSTEMS THAT IMPROVE QUALITY - Bridges to Excellence (BTE) coalition highlights 35 area medical groups as IT leaders; for patients, IT means better care.

JULY 14, 2004 - UNITEDHEALTH GROUP TO SUPPORT NATIONAL PROGRAM REWARDING PHYSICIANS WHO PROVIDE CARE CONSISTENT WITH EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES - UnitedHealth Group to promote Bridges to Excellence™, an employer-sponsored coalition pioneering an innovative program that recognizes and rewards quality physician-delivered medical care · Over 20 major employers already considering this employer-paid program that promotes and rewards outstanding medical care

MAY 26, 2004 - BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE EFFORT LAUNCHES NEW REWARD PROGRAM, ADDS FOURTH METRO AREA - .New effort to help doctors fund IT investments; physicians in New York's Capital District now eligible; first reward checks issued in Boston

NOVEMBER 25, 2003 - BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE COALITION ISSUES FIRST BONUS PAYMENTS TO DOCTORS FOR EXEMPLARY DIABETES CARE - Diabetes program is one of three designed to drive and fund better health care; programs will also help consumers find top doctors

APRIL 10, 2003 - GE, FORD, UPS, P&G, VERIZON, OTHERS BACK NEW PAY-FOR-QUALITY INITIATIVE FOR PHYSICIANS - Bonuses may equal 10 percent raise for top doctors; effort aimed to improve diabetes, cardiac care and care management systems; CMS lauds effort

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