Quality Insights: Clinical Quality in Primary Care

Baystate Medical Practices

Medical Group
Clinical Measure Rate Rating
Adult Diagnostic and Preventive Care
Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests (Ages 50 to 75) 69.9% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Using Imaging Tests for Lower Back Pain Only When Appropriate 76.3% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Spirometry Test for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 40.0% not above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarks
Depression
Short-term Medication 68.3% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Long-term Medication 49.1% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Medication Management
Yearly Follow-up to Monitor Patients on Long-Term ACE Inhibitors or ARBs 77.5% not above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarks
Yearly Follow-up to Monitor Patients on Long-Term Anticonvulsant Medication 61.5% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Yearly Follow-up to Monitor Patients on Long-Term Diuretics 74.4% not above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarks
Yearly Follow-up to Monitor Patients on Long-Term Medication 75.6% not above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarks
Asthma Care
Medications for Children (Ages 5 to 11) 100.0% above three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarks
Medications for Adults (Ages 12 to 50) 92.3% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks
Heart Disease and Cholesterol Management
Cholesterol Screening Test for Cardiovascular Disease 84.5% not above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarks
Diabetes Care for Adults
Cholesterol (LDL-C) Screening Test 88.4% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
HbA1c Test 91.4% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Tests to Monitor Kidney Disease 89.9% above three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarks
Well-Child Visits
Well Visits for Children 0 to 15 Months of Age 87.9% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Well Visits for Children Ages 3 to 6 86.8% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks
Well Visits for Adolescents Ages 12 to 21 63.5% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks
Pediatric Medications and Testing
Follow-up with Children Starting Medication for ADHD 46.2% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Correct Testing for Strep Throat (Pharyngitis) 88.6% above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark
Correct Antibiotic Use for Upper Respiratory Infections 97.2% above three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarks
Women's Health
Breast Cancer Screening (Ages 40 to 69) 81.8% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks
Cervical Cancer Screening (Ages 21 to 64) 84.0% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks
Chlamydia Screening (Ages 16 to 20) 59.5% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks
Chlamydia Screening (Ages 21 to 24) 62.0% above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks

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Explanation of the Star Ratings...

  • above three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarksabove three benchmarks Four stars means the rate is above three benchmarks
  • above two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarksabove two benchmarks Three stars means the rate is above two benchmarks
  • above one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmarkabove one benchmark Two stars means the rate is above one benchmark
  • not above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarksnot above benchmarks One star means the rate is not above benchmarks
  • no data available MHQP has too little data to report on this measure. This can happen when the patients or illnesses a medical group cares for are not part of this report.

The three benchmarks used for comparison are:

  • The MHQP Massachusetts Statewide Rate
  • The National 90th Percentile
  • The National Average

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