Clinical Quality

Measuring the success of efforts to improve the overall health of the Medicare Fee-for-Service patients we serve is the most critical component of Physicians Healthcare Collaborative's mission. Without the use of real and timely data, we could not provide to you, our patients, the information that you need to understand the impact we can have in working together toward a healthier population and improved healthcare delivery system. We will be measuring ourselves against standards set and utilized by hundreds of other ACOs around the country. This will allow us to not only report data back to you about us but also compare ourselves to other participating ACOs throughout the U.S.

Clinical Quality

For a full description of each of the items measured, you can review the Medicare web site's detailed report.

2017 Reporting Period - Physician's Healthcare Collaborative Quality Measure Results and Comparisons

For additional historical data, see our 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 results.

Measure Number Measure Name ACO Performance Rate Mean Performance Rate (SSP ACOs)
ACO-1 2 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information  79.13 80.60
ACO-2 2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate  93.27 93.13
ACO-3 2 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider  93.28 92.31
ACO-4 2 CAHPS: Access to Specialists  85.04 83.32
ACO-5 2 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 63.94 62.30
ACO-6 2 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making  76.55 75.85
ACO-7 2 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status  74.37 73.05
ACO-34 2 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources  33.29 25.68
ACO-8 1 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.87 15.01
ACO-35 1 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 17.52 18.46
ACO-36 1 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 53.68 53.95
ACO-37 1 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 75.77 79.16
ACO-38 1 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 59.95 61.74
ACO-43 1 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 2.04 1.93
ACO-11 2 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.0 98.48
ACO-12 2 Medication Reconciliation 97.85 75.32
ACO-44 2 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 40.00 67.32
ACO-13 2 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk  80.71 74.38
ACO-14 2 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 82.84 72.52
ACO-15 2 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 92.15 72.92
ACO-16 2 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 97.42 70.69
ACO-17 2 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 95.42 90.48
ACO-18 2 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 77.41 61.98
ACO-19 2 Colorectal Cancer Screening 78.83 64.58
ACO-20 2 Breast Cancer Screening 87.99 70.05
ACO-42 2 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 86.35 79.89
ACO-27 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control  10.10 16.74
ACO-41 2 Diabetes: Eye Exam 42.86 50.37
ACO-28 2 Hypertension: Controlling High Blood Pressure  75.20 71.47
ACO-30 2 Ischemic Vascular Disease: Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 94.20 86.86

CAHPS = Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
PQI = Prevention Quality Indicator

1 The lower the percentage the better the performance.
2 The higher the percentage the better the performance.