Cambridge, MA…Cambridge, MA…Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard-affiliated integrated healthcare system that serves Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north region, has been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 2012 Physician Group Honor Roll with Distinction.
The Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll highlights 78 physician groups in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients. CHA is one of 29 organizations that achieved the respected "With Distinction" status for consistently exceeding the national 90th percentile performance in various preventive and chronic care quality measures.
Harvard Pilgrim chose the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS(R) (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of doctors and other medical professionals. Harvard Pilgrim reviewed performance in acute, chronic, and preventive care and identified physician groups as Honor Roll practices based on achievement in 16 measures such as asthma management, comprehensive diabetes care, and breast cancer screenings.
“This important recognition affirms that our emphasis on a team-based approach to care is keeping patients healthy and resulting in the highest clinical quality,” said Gerald Steinberg, MD, CHA’s Chief Medical Officer.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a not-for-profit health plan serving more than one million members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. It provides innovative approaches to health improvement and disease management, unique online tools that speed and simplify key transactions for employers and providers and personalized health support. Please visit http://www.harvardpilgrim.org. Harvard Pilgrim is the #1 private health plan in America according to an annual ranking of the nation’s best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).*
*NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2012-13, HMO/POS.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an integrated, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, visit www.challiance.org.