Primary Care Practice Reports Being Sent to all Primary Care Practices in Maine
On Jan. 30, the Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation began distributing Primary Care Practice Reports to all Primary Care practices in Maine. This work is supported by the State of Maine's State Innovation Model (SIM) award.
The goal of the Primary Care Practice Report is to demonstrate practice pattern variation in cost and quality compared to state benchmarks. The Primary Care Practice Report displays information based on medical and pharmacy claims data for all patients attributed to a given primary care practice. The report is based on ALL of the attributed patient's claims data, regardless of where care was received. Example: Jane Doe is attributed to Fictional Family Practice. Fictional Family Practice's Primary Care Practice Report is based on all of healthcare services Jane received, regardless of the servicing provider or location of service. For instance, all of the specialty care Jane received for a knee replacement, outside of her primary care practice, will be included in the Fictional Family Practice's report.
Please note that the Primary Care Practice Report is the property of the practice and will not be released directly to the public or distributed to others without written consent.
The Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation will be offering introductory regional trainings throughout March 2014 they will be presenting detailed descriptions of the report content, responding to questions, and providing support to help attendees understand and identify ways to use these reports to drive improvement.
In the event you cannot make a regional training, a pre-recorded webinar and regional training are available HERE
Please feel free to follow up with the MHMC data team ([email protected]) to discuss any questions you may have concerning your report.