CA group announces 2007 P4P results

California healthcare group Integrated Healthcare Association has announced the 2007 pay-for-performance program results and performance award winners. The IHA found that clinical quality and information technology use showed improvement, while patient experience scores stayed about the same.

The 2007 measurement results were used by seven health plans to calculate incentive payments for physician groups in 2008. The health plan participants include Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, CIGNA HealthCare, Health Net of California, Western Health Advantage and UnitedHealthcare.

IHA offered two sets of performance awards, including one recognizing 46 physician groups with the best overall performance on quality measures including preventive care, chronic care management, and use of IT to support safer care. The second set of awards recognized 11 groups demonstrating the most quality improvement in their region.

To learn more about the awards:
- read this Healthcare IT News piece

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