This new analytic solution effectively analyzes the cost and quality of medical care by:
* Accounting for the severity of a patient's disease and other
complicating conditions as well as their health risk. In this way,
Physician Performance Assessment levels the playing field for doctors
with sicker patients - ensuring fair comparisons with their peers.
* Evaluating physician performance from a clinical point of view, while
also assessing the use of healthcare resources. This approach looks at
the severity and duration of the medical condition and how it can best
be treated, keeping the focus on the quality of care and not just the
* Using widely accepted and scientifically valid measures of physician
performance developed by the National Quality Forum, The National
Committee for Quality Assurance, and the AQA (formerly the Ambulatory
Care Quality Alliance). These metrics are the healthcare industry's most
reliable standards for evaluating clinical care.
Physician Performance Assessment also helps doctors improve the quality of care, because it shows how they compare with their peers and generates reports that identify gaps in care and "action lists" indicating which patients need intervention. For example, doctors are informed whether their diabetic patients have received all the recommended care and, if not, which patients are missing tests or treatments. Physician networks are shown who among their doctors are high performers and who needs remediation.
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