The Greater Richmond Patient Centered Medical Home Collaborative members (PCMH Collaborative) are community based, safety net organizations that rely on community investment to sustain their work. To ensure that value is delivered in return for this investment, each organization is committed to a program of continuous improvement and performance measurement.
To document ongoing quality improvement, the Patient Centered Medical Home Collaborative members review their performance compared to other clinics in the PCMH Collaborative and compare their quality measure performance to external standards. Current quality measures include tobacco cessation, cervical cancer screening, blood pressure control, and diabetes control. This practice is commonly called “benchmarking.”
- NCQA recently released a report with updated benchmarks and thresholds for Medicaid health plans. For this project, the chosen benchmarks are based on 2014 performance of Medicaid health plans nationally. More details on the Benchmarks are explained on this page.
- The existing Quality Measurement Dashboard includes data collected by the PCMH Collaborative members for the first quarter of 2015 (January-March 2015).
For the most part, the updated NCQA benchmarks are not significantly different than those in the 2013 report from NCQA. The only measure that differs significantly is the Cervical Cancer Screening Rate, on which Medicaid health plans nationally performed lower (a lower screening rate) than the previous year.
Click the link to see how PCMH Collaborative members are demonstrating an Impact on Quality.