Under the Value Based Pay for Performance (VBP4P) Program, each measurement year’s results are used to determine awards. The VBP4P program recognizes physician organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of performance or the greatest year-over-year improvement in their region.
2015 Award Winners for Measurement Year 2014
Excellence in Healthcare Awards
Excellence in Healthcare award winners are physician organizations that achieve strong quality and patient experience results while effectively managing costs. To earn this recognition, physician organizations must rank in the top 50% for clinical quality and patient experience and cost performance.
Bangasser Quality Improvement Awards
In memory of Dr. Ron Bangasser’s contribution to Pay for Performance and his dedication to quality improvement, IHA and its stakeholder partners recognize the physician organizations that have demonstrated the greatest improvement in their region from Measurement Year 2013 to Measurement Year 2014, based on Pay for Performance measures of Clinical Quality, Patient Experience, and Meaningful Use of Health IT. The physician organization in each of the eight P4P regions with the highest relative improvement score for overall quality performance—and does not decrease performance in any quality measurement domain—is recognized as the most improved physician organization in that region.
Medicare Stars Quality Awards
Medicare Stars Quality award winners are physician organizations that perform well by earning an overall star rating of 5 or 4.5 stars against national benchmarks established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) across a set of 13 Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) performance measures.
Medicare Stars Quality Improvement Awards
Medicare Stars Quality Improvement award winners are determined by calculating the improvement in the number of overall stars for each physician organization on the overall Medicare Stars score for this year compared to the overall score for last year. The physician organizations that improved by at least 1 star overall are recognized as the most improved physician organizations in California.