MHQP’s Clinical Quality in Primary Care Report compares the performance of more than 550 doctors’ offices across the state. We are the only Massachusetts organization that compiles and publishes comparative healthcare quality data, which allows doctor’s offices to see how well they measure up to their peers around the state as well as where and how they can improve patient care. The report also helps consumers compare doctors’ offices on the quality of care provided to patients, which helps them understand what high-quality care looks like and choose which doctors’ office is right for them.
The quality measures in the report include preventive care services (such as cancer screenings or children’s well visits) and chronic disease care (such as asthma or diabetes care). The quality measures used in the report are HEDIS measures developed by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). We have been producing reports for doctors’ offices and consumers since 2005.
MHQP’s Clinical Quality Report is a collaborative effort of many stakeholders, coming together to support a common framework for reporting on quality for providers and patients. We work with five of our member health plans to collect data for this report program and then aggregate this information across plans by practice site, medical group, and physician network. We then share the results with physicians via quality improvement reports, and with patients on healthcarecompassma.org, MHQP’s public reporting website.
MHQP updates its clinical quality data every other year on the healthcarecompassma.org website. For more information on the Clinicial Quality Reporting program, email Jim Courtemanche at JCourtemanche@mhqp.org.