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First Health Plans Receive Bridges to Excellence Endorsement and Certification
Date:3/25/2008

menting the programs in one or more sites. More than 15 health plans nationally have licensed BTE and are incorporating the BTE principles into their own pay-for-performance programs, allowing purchasers to participate in a boundary-less fashion.

"Employers need to ask for these recognitions as part of their health plan sourcing," said Charles Montreuil, vice president of corporate human resources at Carlson and BTE President and Board Chair. "These designations will be part of the critical information we use when selecting a health plan."

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.


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