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Massachusetts Health Quality Partners Awarded Consulting Contract for State Quality and Cost Reporting Initiative
Date:6/2/2009

of the quality and cost information currently online.

"Milliman is delighted to join with MHQP in this important project," said Andrew Naugle, a Milliman principal and healthcare management consultant. "We see this as a real opportunity for Massachusetts to demonstrate national leadership in the public display of important consumer healthcare information, while providing a valuable service to the citizens of Massachusetts," Naugle added.

MHQP and Milliman are now developing a plan for additional quality and cost metrics to be added over the next three years. This information will help aid consumers, as well as providers, employers and others, in making decisions around health care choices available to them.

"The members of the Health Care Quality and Cost Council are pleased to be working with Massachusetts Health Quality Partners and Milliman to promote transparency in the health care industry and provide consumers, providers and advocates with objective information about quality and cost," said Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, who chairs the QCC.

Since 2005, MHQP has been aggregating and publicly reporting physician performance metrics on primary care physicians across Massachusetts. Currently, MHQP publicly reports on statewide comparative clinical quality data for 150 medical groups and patient experience results for over 400 primary care doctors' offices. Visitors to MHQP's public reporting website (www.mhqp.org) can compare medical groups or doctor's office by geographic region, and access resources about health care quality and how patients can work with their doctors to improve the quality of care they receive.

Known for both technical and business acumen, Milliman provides expert consultation on both the financing and delivery of healthcare. Milliman clients include most of the leading hea
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