Congrats, 2022 Quality Award winners!
Over 150 primary care providers across the state are receiving Quality Awards this week for their exceptional performance in our 2021 PCP Incentive Program.
We give these awards to physicians and physician offices which meet or exceed the national 90th percentile across 13 performance outcomes in preventive care and chronic disease measures, including cancer and depression screening, immunizations and chronic condition management.
During 2021 and in partnership with physicians, we helped health plan members avoid chronic disease complications from conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus and hypertension at rates higher than state and national averages. For example, more than 74% of our members received recommended routine colorectal cancer screening exams, 9% above the national average. About 77% of members received recommended breast cancer screenings, 4% above the national average.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the Quality Awards. What started with recognition of 30 practices in 1986 has grown to recognize more than 150 practices statewide.