MHQP Working with CHIA to Collect, Aggregate and Report HEDIS Data

(October 2019)

MHQP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) to collect, aggregate and report Commercial Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures.

The contract calls for MHQP to:

  • Identify a subset of commercial HEDIS measures for reporting
  • Collaborate with health plans in the Commonwealth to collect source data
  • Aggregate and report data at multiple levels
  • Provide results and benchmarks and share these with provider organizations and participating health plans

The project began in May 2019 scheduled to be completed in October.

HEDIS is a rich data source essential to monitoring the performance of the Massachusetts health care system. It is a widely used set of performance measures in the managed care industry, developed and maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and designed to allow consumers to compare health plan performance to other plans and to national or regional benchmarks.

CHIA is an independent agency established pursuant to M.G.L. c. 12C, a health care reform law enacted to improve health care quality and contain health care costs. The agency is charged with monitoring the Massachusetts healthcare system and providing reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes. CHIA is required to develop the uniform reporting of healthcare quality measures for the Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS), which is required to include HEDIS measures.

“This is a very exciting project for MHQP because we collaborated with health plans to report HEDIS measures in the recent past,” said MHQP CEO and President Barbra Rabson. “We are grateful to CHIA for the opportunity to re-enter this space and we thank the participating health plans for their ongoing collaboration.”