NEQCA named to Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare 2019 Honor Roll

February 13, 2019

NEQCA has recently been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 17th annual Physician Group Honor Roll. This is the 8th consecutive year NEQCA has been given this distinction. The recognition highlights physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients.

Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS®, a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of doctors and other medical professionals.

Performance was reviewed in three domains of clinical care affecting both adult and pediatric patients: acute, chronic and preventive care. Physician groups were identified as Honor Roll practices based on points earned for performance on 16 measures such as appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection, comprehensive diabetes care and breast cancer screenings.

NEQCA scored in the top 25th percentile of physicians measured nationally on 16 HEDIS measures in the domains of acute, chronic and preventive care.

Pratiksha Patel, MD NEQCA Medical Director and Jim Gagnon, PharmD, BCBPS NEQCA Director of Network Performance agreed that “this recognition year over year, is truly a reflection of our physicians’ and staffs’ commitment to quality care to our patients and their caregivers.”

Honor Roll practice providers have been noted in Harvard Pilgrim’s printed and online provider directories, as well as on the organization’s website, enabling members to evaluate and select physicians based on quality measures. For more information about this distinction, click here.