The California P4P program is the largest non-governmental physician incentive program in the United States. Founded in 2001, it is managed by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) on behalf of eight health plans representing 10 million insured persons. IHA is responsible for collecting data, deploying a common measure set, and reporting results for approximately 35,000 physicians in 221 physician groups. This program represents the longest running U.S. example of data aggregation and standardized results reporting across diverse regions and multiple health plans. California consumers benefit from the availability of standardized performance results from a common measure set, which are available to the public through the State of California, Office of the Patient Advocate.
NCQA is contacted by IHA to develop and maintain the clinical measures and audit methodologies, aggregate all data across health plans for each PO, evaluate and audit Meaningful Use of Health IT domain Survey Tool responses and reports results to all parties.
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