BlueShield is the first health plan to fund direct financial
incentives for physicians who take specific steps to promote
the delivery of safe, high quality care through the Bridges
to Excellence Physician Office Link program. CareFirst has
embarked on a three-year, $4.5 million project through which
at least 50,000 of its members will benefit from this BTE
recognition and reward program. In addition to providing funding
for physician financial incentives, CareFirst will provide
participating physicians with technical assistance and reimbursement
for the required NCQA certification process. The partnership
with BTE is part of a larger CareFirst effort to raise the
bar on health care quality and patient safety.
more about how to become an NCQA Recognized Physician*
30 primary care practices serving diverse populations throughout
its Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware
service areas to participate in the three-year pilot.
Quality & Patient Safety
more information regarding Health Plan Licensing please
For a complete list
of NCQA Recognized Physicians please visit NCQA at recognition.ncqa.org
recruitment was performed during the first quarter of 2005.
CareFirsts goal is to have selected participating practices
certified before the end of 2005.
is Feeling Well" Health insurer lists lower profits
as part of 2005 accomplishments (M. William Salganik
of the Baltimore Sun)- January 22, 2006
Congressional Action Exists On Pay for Performance (PFP),
Leaders Share Their Findings From The National Rewarding Results
PFP Project. Read
comments from Peter Basch here...Rewarding Results PFP
Press Conference. November 15, 2005
Business, Government & Industry Embrace Common Strategy
to Improve Health Care: Pay for Performance.- March
Delaware, the District of Columbia and portions of Virginia,
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Delaware are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Association. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names
and symbols are registered trademarks of the Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Association. CareFirst is a registered trademark
of CareFirst of Maryland, Inc.