Summit Medical Group’s nationally ranked Quality programs
featured in prominent Group Practice Journal. Summit chose NCQA to serve as an
independent third party to measure performance.
An excerpt from the article:
Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you can measure it, you can improve upon it.” This has been the premise of the Summit Medical Group Quality Department since 2008, when we began benchmarking our diabetic care processes with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetic Recognition Program (DRP).
Summit Medical Group strives to continuously improve the quality of care we provide to our patients. With the move to value-based health care, patients, employers, and insurers are demanding greater levels of transparency in the quality of care being delivered. In response to this demand, Summit performed a market analysis to measure quality reporting needs both internal and external to our organization. Our analysis revealed that patients prefer an independent third party validator of quality over either claims-based payer reporting or physician clinical quality reporting. As a result, Summit’s physician leadership chose NCQA to serve as that independent third party to measure our performance.
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