Navigation Links
First Rewards Paid to New Jersey Doctors Through Participation in Bridges to Excellence
Date:3/12/2009

Incentives paid by employers and health plans to physicians meeting quality standards for diabetes care

TRENTON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the nation's most extensive effort to recognize and reward high-performing physicians, improve patient health and reduce costs of care, the first rewards are being paid in New Jersey to BTE-recognized doctors. The program was first launched in the Garden State in 2008 by a core group of employers, health plans and physicians working together to address specific goals and standards for quality care for diabetes. Almost 50 physicians will receive the initial incentives.

"The Bridges to Excellence program makes quality a key component in the value equation of health care reform," said Cliff Feldman, executive director, Health and Wellness Benefits for Verizon. "Rewarding doctors who provide higher-quality, evidence-based care, helps drive better results and ultimately lowers health care costs."

Employers instrumental in bringing Bridges to Excellence to New Jersey include Verizon (a founding member of BTE), AstraZeneca, AtlantiCare, Novo Nordisk, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Trump Entertainment Resorts. Aetna has shown its commitment to the success of the program by working with employers to include more New Jersey members in the program, including fully insured members, which has resulted in more opportunity for incentives for participating physicians. Other participating health plans are CIGNA, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and UnitedHealthcare, with Aetna, CIGNA and UnitedHealthcare paying initial rewards to physicians.

"Improving the quality and cost of health care requires collaboration and commitment from all stakeholders," said Michael Hudson, president, Northeast Region, Health Care Management for Aetna. "Aetna is proud to be a part of BTE and to work with physicians and
'/>"/>

SOURCE Bridges to Excellence
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mylans Matrix Receives Tentative FDA Approval Under PEPFAR for First Generic, Heat-Stable Version of HIV Protease Inhibitor
2. BridgePoint Medical Completes First U.S. Clinical Case Using CrossBoss and Stingray Devices in CTO Angioplasty Procedure
3. Yankees Will Become First MLB Team to Integrate Highly Advanced Antimicrobial System
4. Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First On-demand Diagnostic Test for Life-threatening MRSA and S. aureus Infections From Patient Positive Blood Culture Bottles
5. The Nation's First Federally Certified Patient Safety Organization Chooses Quantros Patient Safety Organization Manager
6. Air Methods Announces Year 2008 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2009 Update
7. Devicor Medical Products Actively Seeking First Acquisition
8. D.C. Mayor Fenty, Italian Ambassador Help Announce First-Ever Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure(R)
9. Security Health Plan Becomes First ICSI Sponsor Outside of Minnesota
10. Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for Silent Killer, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
11. Cell Biosciences Announces First UK System Sale
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... The Louis W. Sullivan ... innovation to transform quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery worldwide, announced the release ... aggregated before being publicly shared to document progress and inform policy in a ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... External Counterpulsation, also known as ECP or ... selling External Counterpulsation (EECP or ECP) machines with a full clinic licence to help ... business since 2007 helping people prevent and reverse heart disease through its ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... Super-Sod launched their new website this summer. ... notable change is the responsive web design. Website users will now have an improved ... quote requests for sod, sign-up for the monthly turf-tips email, and find a local ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... , ... On October 3, 2015, BethAnn Telford of TeamBT and Maria Parker of ... a shared mission: to beat brain cancer. In one grueling day, they will race ... to the South Rim over 21.1 miles and more than 10,000 feet of elevation change. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), School of Pharmacy celebrated its Second Annual White Coat ... them as members of the 2nd class of the KGI School of Pharmacy and ... service and patient care, the White Coat Ceremony is held every year when new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:WEDI's The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Releases Gaps in Care Survey 2Health News:Buy New External Counterpulsation (EECP or ECP) With Heart Fit Clinic 2Health News:Women Athletes Cross the Grand Canyon to Raise Funds for Brain Cancer Research – October 3rd 2Health News:KGI School of Pharmacy’s 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony a Success 2Health News:KGI School of Pharmacy’s 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony a Success 3Health News:KGI School of Pharmacy’s 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony a Success 4
... chances of recurrence, death higher than among normal-weight patients ... survivors who are moderately or severely obese face tougher ... a new study reveals. , The finding builds on ... risk for developing colon cancer in the first place. ...
... ... and Summarized Demographic Reporting increases value of Intellimed,s Reporting Tool. , ... Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 9, 2010 ... new enhancements to it’s popular medical reporting software system Intellimed Intelligent Client (IM-IC)., , ...
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... papers, reviews, case reports, editorials and letters ... a wide range of related sciences. ... of radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear and molecular imaging analysis, ... and radionuclide therapy. June-Key Chung, MD, ...
... ... one of America,s Top Ophthalmologist , ... (Vocus) March 9, 2010 -- Khanna Institute of LASIK and ... has been selected as one of the America’s Top Ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists are eye MD’s. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis 2Health News:Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis 3Health News:Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis 4Health News:Intellimed's Popular Data Reporting Software IM-IC (Intelligent Client) Receives Latest Update 2Health News:Parrish Medical Center Sees 30 Percent Improvement in Mortality Using Real-Time Clinical Surveillance Solution from Thomson Reuters 2Health News:Parrish Medical Center Sees 30 Percent Improvement in Mortality Using Real-Time Clinical Surveillance Solution from Thomson Reuters 3Health News:Parrish Medical Center Sees 30 Percent Improvement in Mortality Using Real-Time Clinical Surveillance Solution from Thomson Reuters 4Health News:Parrish Medical Center Sees 30 Percent Improvement in Mortality Using Real-Time Clinical Surveillance Solution from Thomson Reuters 5Health News:Aspen Dental Announces Opening of First Practice In Nebraska 2Health News:Aspen Dental Announces Opening of First Practice In Nebraska 3Health News:Aspen Dental Announces Opening of First Practice In Nebraska 4Health News:Aspen Dental Announces Opening of First Practice In Nebraska 5Health News:Aspen Dental Announces Opening of First Practice In Nebraska 6Health News:Aspen Dental Announces Opening of First Practice In Nebraska 7Health News:Rajesh Khanna, MD Selected as One of America's Top Ophthalmologist 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... Md. , Aug. 27, 2015  BioElectronics Corporation (OTC ... announced today that three abstracts featuring the use of ... at the 9 th Congress of the European ... 2-5 th September 2015. The Company will also ... Dr Gianluca Bagnato , department clinical and ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015  PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient ... the United States in a trial assessing ... for blockages in the main artery of the leg. The ... potentially less risk for stent fracture or re-narrowing after the ... multicenter clinical trial of the BioMimics 3D Stent System and ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015   Americord Registry ... tissue , and placenta tissue banking company, ... blood banking e-commerce website. This new website makes the ... with an interactive shopping cart and checkout process. ... "Most cord blood banking websites make this service difficult ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioElectronics Selected to Present its Pain Research and Devices at the European Pain Federation Conference 2First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Vascular Study 2Cord Blood Bank Revolutionizes Process of Online Cord Blood Banking 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: