Physician Group Honor Roll

The Harvard Pilgrim Physician Group Honor Roll recognizes physician groups that demonstrate a sustained commitment to providing exceptionally high-quality care to our members. The Honor Roll is updated annually and is based on 15 nationally endorsed quality measures (HEDIS) reflecting acute, chronic and preventive care. The following practices were named in the 2017 Harvard Pilgrim Physician Group Honor Roll (“with Distinction” status noted with an asterisk*):

Maine

Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization Eastern MA
Brigham and Women's Physician Organization Boston, MA
Charles River Medical Associates, P.C. Natick, MA
Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organization Northhampton, MA
Dedham Medical Associates Dedham, MA
Dedham Medical Associates Norwood, MA
Emerson PHO, Inc Concord, MA
Granite Medical Group Quincy, MA
Harbor Medical Associates* So. Weymouth, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly* Beverly, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Braintree* Braintree, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Burlington* Burlington, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Cambridge* Cambridge, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Chelmsford Chelmsford, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Chestnut Hill Boston, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Concord Hillside* Concord, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Copley Boston, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Kenmore Boston, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Medford Medford, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Peabody/Lynnfield Peabody, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Post Office Square* Boston, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Quincy Quincy, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Somerville* Somerville, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Watertown Watertown, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Wellesley Wellesley, MA
Heywood Physician Hospital Organization Gardner, MA
Lahey Clinic Burlington, MA
Lincoln Medical, PC  Lincoln, MA
Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization Lowell, MA
Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA Cambridge, MA
New England Quality Care Alliance Eastern MA
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Physicians Newton, MA
North Shore Health System Lynn, MA
Northeast PHO Beverly, MA
Pentucket Medical Associates Haverhill, MA
Plymouth Medical Group Physician Associates* Plymouth, MA
Reliant Medical Group Central MA
South Shore Medical Center Norwell, MA
South Shore Physician Hospital Organization South Weymouth, MA
Southboro Medical Group Southboro, MA
Southcoast Physician Network Dartmouth, MA
Steward Cape Cod Local Chapter Cape Cod, MA
Steward Compass Medical Local Chapter* South Shore, MA
Steward Greater Boston West Local Chapter Brighton, MA
Steward Greater Brockton Local Chapter Brockton, MA
Steward Greater Central Mass Local Chapter Worcester, MA
Steward Greater Dorchester Local Chapter Dorchester, MA
Steward Greater Fall River Chapter Fall River, MA
Steward Greater Haverhill/Methuen Local Chapter MA
Steward Greater Nashoba Local Chapter Ayer, MA
Steward Greater Newburyport Local Chapter* Newuryport, MA
Steward Greater North Shore Local Chapter Peabody, MA
Steward Greater Norwood Local Chapter Norwood, MA
Steward Greater Taunton Local Chapter Taunton, MA
Sturdy Memorial Hospital Affiliated Physicians* Attleboro, MA
The Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's Boston, MA
Tri-County Medical Associates Milford, MA
UMass Memorial Health Care, Northern Worcester County Central MA
UMass Memorial Health Care Worcester, MA
Winchester Physician Associates Winchester, MA

New Hampshire

How we choose physicians

In selecting physician groups for our Honor Roll, Harvard Pilgrim uses HEDIS nationally endorsed quality measures for both adult and pediatric patients, focusing on three areas:

 Acute care

  • Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis
  • Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Avoidance of Antibiotic Treatment for Adults with Acute Bronchitis
  • Use of Imaging for Low Back Pain
  • Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment
  • Antidepressant Medication Management (continuation)

Chronic care

  • Use of Appropriate Meds for People with Asthma (all ages)
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Care (composite of HbA1c testing and Nephropathy testing)
  • Annual Monitoring for Patients on Persistent Medications (combined performance for 4 drug types)

Preventive care

  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Chlamydia Screening in Women (all ages)
  • Adolescent Well-Care Visits
  • Well-Child Visits in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years of Life

Please Note:

  • The evaluation of the three above areas compares actual physician group performance to national performance at the 75th and 90th percentiles
  • Physician groups earn points if their domain score is better than performance at the 75th percentile (1 point) or at the 90th percentile (2 points)
  • Physician groups that earn 4 or more points are named to the Honor Roll (the equivalent of performance at the national 75th percentile for 2 domains and the 90th for the third domain)
  • Physician groups that perform at or above the national 90th percentile in all three domains are named to the Honor Roll with Distinction (as indicated by an asterisk)

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