Founded in 2005 by Tufts Medical Center and Primary Care LLC, NEQCA is a partnership of community and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovate, high quality and affordable health care that brings value to their patients and communities. NEQCA’s more than 1,700 affiliated physicians are organized into 13 groups called local care organizations across eastern Massachusetts. In addition to negotiating and managing highly competitive commercial and government payer contracts on behalf of these physicians, NEQCA helps practices manage change by developing and implementing programs that make it easier for physicians to succeed in a rapidly changing industry. Designed to support the Quadruple Aim goals of better care, better health, lower cost and higher clinician satisfaction, NEQCA’s clinical programs include Care Management, Healthcare Information Services, Medical Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement, Patient Centered Medical Home, Pharmaceutical Care and Cost Management and Quality Improvement. NEQCA physicians proudly refer patients to their colleagues at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children when complex care is required.