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Home / News & IndustryManaged Care Insight and Analysis
Updated: Sept. 2, 2008
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 Group LLC.

Address: Bridges to Excellence, 13 Sugar St., Newtown, CT 06470; www.bridgestoexcellence.org.


  This article was taken from:
The Executive Report on Physician Organizations

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