New England Quality Care Alliance Appoints Meg Costello as Chief Operating Officer

April 23, 2015

BRAINTREE, Mass. (April 23, 2015)--New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) announced the appointment of Meg Costello as its new Chief Operating Officer.

“Over the past 20 years, Meg has proven to be an outstanding leader, having had numerous roles and responsibilities throughout her time at Partners Healthcare, most recently where she served as Vice President of Operations, Population Management,” Dr. Jeff Lasker, President and CEO of NEQCA said.  “In her role, Meg was responsible for the implementation and ongoing management of risk contracts such as Pioneer ACO and Commercial risk contracts, management of key PHM initiatives, Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and iCMP (Integrated Care Management Program).”

During her tenure at Partners, Meg spent 16 years at Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. (PCHI).  She was one of the first members of the management team in 1995, as the Manager of Provider Services, ultimately assuming the role of Vice President of Network Operations. She was responsible for the oversight of the provider network, as well as the operations of that network including performance management and analysis, enrollment and contract implementation.

As Chief Operating Officer at NEQCA, Meg will be responsible for NEQCA’s operations and standards, overseeing the day-to-day processes to ensure alignment with the organization’s Quadruple Aim goals of better health, better patient care, lower cost and enhanced provider professional satisfaction.

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About New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA)

New England Quality Care Alliance is the award winning, not for profit, physician network of Tufts Medical Center. NEQCA is comprised of nearly 1,800 physicians located in practices across Eastern Massachusetts, from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod. The NEQCA network is integrated with Tufts Medical Center, the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and the Floating Hospital for Children, the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, please visit: www.neqca.org.