|BTE Study Assesses Clinical And Financial Impact Of Physician Quality Measures
Bridges to Excellence (BTE) conducted a review of the
clinical and financial impact that results when physicians meet certain
ambulatory care quality measures.
The study analyzed the clinical and financial value of
60 commonly used and generally approved physician quality measures,
from a payer-purchaser perspective.
Overall, the research concluded that only a handful of
those measures have a significant clinical andfinancial impact.
However, they are most routinely not found in claims data, thus putting
to question the amount of resources that should be devoted to large
claims data aggregation efforts as opposed to other data collection
efforts for the purposes of assessing physician quality, BTE said.
The study is entitled "Value of Ambulatory Care Quality
Measures: A Payer-Purchaser’s Perspective." The first part of the
study consisted of designing and scoring the measures on an index that
combined clinical and economic value, and the second part consisted of
conducting detailed actuarial analyses of the subset of measures that
had the highest index score.
The research and analysis was conducted and paper
authored by François de Brantes, CEO of BTE; Paula S. Wickland,
principal, Towers Perrin; and Dr. John P. Williams, principal, The WDE
Address: Bridges to Excellence, 13 Sugar St., Newtown, CT 06470; www.bridgestoexcellence.org.