Navigation Links
Colorado Business Group on Health Expands Bridges to Excellence Physician Recognition and Rewards Program
Date:9/24/2008

Number of doctors grows to more than 170 and three large employers join with addition of Centura Health, the Public Employees' Retirement Association and the State of Colorado

DENVER, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its first two years, efforts to improve the quality of care for patients with diabetes and cardiac disease have grown significantly throughout Colorado. Led by the Colorado Business Group on Health, Bridges to Excellence is a physician incentive program that rewards doctors who provide top quality care for patients. The program has grown to more than 170 doctors, four health plans, eight employers and now includes the Front Range region of Colorado.

"The success of BTE in Colorado is part of a growing trend of public and private payers working together to drive health system improvement," said Donna Marshall, executive director of CBGH, which works to improve the value and quality of health care. "This effort started as a pilot in 2006 with the El Paso County Medical Society and Mountain View Medical Group in Colorado Springs and we're pleased to announce the participation of Centura Health, the Public Employees' Retirement Association and the State of Colorado."

For the first half of 2008, more than $20,000 in incentives have been paid by employers and health plans to 24 physicians who have met quality standards monitored by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for providing care to patients in the Denver and Colorado Springs regions. Total rewards paid to date are more than $35,000. Focus has also been expanded beyond diabetes to include cardiac care.

"We fully support the Bridges to Excellence efforts, with 15 of our practices qualifying," said Jay Krakovitz MD, and chief medical officer of Physician Health Partners. "This program fits with our philosophy to pair up the primary care physician and the chronic disease patient to increase the likelihood of a better outcome."

BTE CEO Francois de Brantes commented, "BTE was created to address a fundamental goal of improving the quality of health care and we want doctors to know that delivering better care now has tangible personal and professional benefits. Colorado is helping lead the way to measurably improve quality of care in the United States."

About the Colorado Business Group on Health

Founded in 1996, the Colorado Business Group on Health (CBGH) is a non-profit organization representing employers and purchaser organizations and more than 300,000 covered lives in Colorado. The organization collaborates with health plans, providers and purchasers to improve the value and quality of health care. It is a catalyst in promoting cost effective delivery of quality health care to the benefit of the community. For more information about the Colorado Business Group on Health, please visit http://www.coloradohealthonline.org.

About Bridges to Excellence

Bridges to Excellence (BTE) is a non-profit coalition-based organization created to encourage significant leaps in the quality of care by recognizing and rewarding health care providers who demonstrate that they deliver safe, timely, effective, and patient-centered care. BTE works with large employers, health plans, providers and a wide range of organizations that have a shared goal of improving quality and patient outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.bridgestoexcellence.org.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Francois de Brantes https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=75398


'/>"/>
SOURCE Bridges to Excellence
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. DNC Party Crashers: Police Arrest 1 Pro-lifer at Black Caucus; Eject Operation Rescue Leader from DNC Interfaith Gathering at Colorado Convention Center
2. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado Introduces Industry Leading and Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to Colorado
3. John A. Millard, M.D. is 1st Surgeon in Colorado to Offer Smartlipo MPX™
4. DST Health Solutions(R) and Colorado Access Extend Agreement for Business Process Outsourcing Services
5. Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundations Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in Colorado Participating
6. Wal-Mart Expands $4 Prescription List in Colorado
7. Baxa Corporation Named Finalist for Third Year as a Best Company to Work For in Colorado
8. Nephros Exhibiting at Denver, Colorado APIC Conference June 15th-19th
9. Canine Cancer Web Exclusive for Dog Owners and Lovers, Presented by Morris Animal Foundation - Features Colorado State and Cornell University Veterinary Cancer Experts
10. Gentiva(R) Health Services Acquires Leading Colorado Home Health Provider
11. CRH Medical Corporation opens new center in Denver, Colorado
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Over 40 athletic trainer’s (ATs) and athletic training students (ATSs) ... “Hike to Harrisburg” advocacy day. The annual lobbying effort is a collaboration between ... The goal for the day was to educate the elected legislators and the public ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Vasont Systems, a ... Integrator (VUI) extension supports the latest release of Adobe FrameMaker, Release 2015. The ... the process of creating, editing and storing XML. , The VUI ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... cancer. That message is reaching the global health community through expanding activities that ... burden of cancer in the resource-limited countries. , In support of ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... patients report dissatisfaction with numerous issues related to medical care in the hospital ... and poor bedside manner from hospital staff. Commenting on this article, the founder ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ... in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement on Saturday, ... experience as a scientist, physician and executive, Desmond-Hellmann leads the Gates Foundation’s efforts to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... Global and Chinese Surgical ... overview of the industry that covers definition, applications ... report explores into the international and Chinese players ... Surgical Mesh market spread across 150 pages providing ... is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/470569-global-and-chinese-surgical-mesh-industry-2016-market-research-report.html . ...
(Date:5/2/2016)...  Deerfield announced today it led the $44.5 ... Graybug Vision is an early stage pharmaceutical company ... for ocular diseases including wet age-related macular degeneration ... developed at Johns Hopkins University and has been ... Graybug Vision is developing ophthalmology products enabling ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Calif. , April 29, 2016  In ... is projected to shift from systems dependent on ... all types of modality CRT Medical monitors and ... there are a host of foreseeable benefits to ... concern; will existing modalities have to be replaced ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: