Harvard Pilgrim Health Care honors 52 physician groups in the 15th Annual Physician Group Honor Roll

Wellesley, MA (January 17, 2017) - Fifty-two physician groups in Massachusetts and Maine have been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 15th annual Physician Group Honor Roll. The Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll highlights physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the  treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients.

Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of doctors and other medical professionals. Harvard Pilgrim reviewed performance in three domains of clinical care affecting both adult and pediatric patients: acute, chronic and preventive care. Physician groups were identified as Honor Roll practices based on points earned for performance on 15 measures such as appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection, comprehensive diabetes care and breast cancer screenings.

“We are very pleased to partner with these exceptional physician groups,” said Eric H. Schultz, president and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “We are happy to recognize their standout performance on national quality benchmarks and for the exceptional care they provide our members.”

“Health care today is focused on positive outcomes and value,” said Michael Sherman, MD, chief medical officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “Through their dedication to quality and patient safety, these physicians have admirably demonstrated the focus needed to help us achieve those goals.”

Honor roll practice providers are noted in Harvard Pilgrim’s printed and online provider directories, as well as on the organization’s web site, enabling members to evaluate and select physicians based on quality measures. Seventeen practices making the Honor Roll achieved the respected “With Distinction” status, meaning they have exceeded the national 90th percentile on all domains used in the evaluation.

The following practices were named in the 2016 Harvard Pilgrim Physician Group Honor Roll (“With Distinction” status noted with an asterisk (*)):


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  •  Acton Medical Associates, P.C., Acton, MA
  • Affiliated Pediatric Practices, Eastern MA
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, Eastern MA
  • Central Massachusetts Independent Physician Associates, LLC, Worcester, MA
  • Charles River Medical Associates, P.C., Natick, MA
  • Dedham Medical Associates, Dedham, MA
  • Dedham Medical Associates*, Norwood, MA
  • Granite Medical Group, Quincy, MA
  • Harbor Medical Associates*, South Weymouth, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly, Beverly, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Billerica, Billerica, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Braintree, Braintree, 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
  • Lawrence General IPA (dba Choice Plus Network), Lawrence, MA
  • Lincoln Physicians, PC, Lincoln, MA
  • Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization, Lowell, MA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization, Boston, MA
  • Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, Cambridge, MA
  • New England Quality Care Alliance, Eastern MA
  • Newton-Wellesley Physician Hospital Organization, Newton, MA
  • Northeast Physician Hospital Organization, Beverly, MA
  • Pentucket Medical Associates, Haverhill, MA
  • Reliant Medical Group, Central Massachusetts, MA
  • South Shore Medical Center*, Norwell, MA
  • South Shore Physician Hospital Organization, South Weymouth, MA
  • Southboro Medical Group, Southboro, MA
  • Steward Greater Brockton Local Chapter, Brockton, MA
  • Steward Cape Cod Local Chapter, Cape Cod, MA
  • Steward Compass Medical Local Chapter*, South Shore, MA
  • Steward Fee For Service LCU, Eastern MA   
  • Steward Greater Boston West Local Chapter, Brighton, MA
  • Steward Greater Fall River Local Chapter, Fall River, MA
  • Steward Greater Haverhill/Methuen Local Chapter, Haverhill & Methuen, MA
  • Steward Greater Nashoba Local Chapter, Ayer, MA
  • Steward Greater Newburyport Local Chapter, Newburyport, 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, Worcester, MA              

About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim is a not-for-profit health services company that, along with its subsidiaries, is improving the well-being of its 2.7 million customers. Harvard Pilgrim’s flagship health plans in New England provide health coverage to 1.3 million members, while another 1.4 million individuals are served through Health Plans, Inc., a subsidiary that provides integrated care management, health coaching and plan administration solutions to self-funded employers nationwide. Founded in 1969, Harvard Pilgrim has built its reputation on innovation and collaboration with a goal of lowering health care costs, improving care and enhancing the overall member experience. It is known for its excellent clinical programs, customer service, health improvement strategies and innovative tools that offer consumers greater transparency and empower them to make better decisions about their health care. Harvard Pilgrim is home to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a unique collaboration with Harvard Medical School. As Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine, the Institute is the only appointing department of a U.S. medical school housed within a health plan. Funded primarily through external government and private sources, it provides critical information to all levels of our health care system on issues affecting population health and health care delivery. Harvard Pilgrim is consistently among America’s highest-rated health plans according to an annual ranking of the nation’s best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)*.

*Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (private HMO/POS and PPO plans) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England (private HMO/POS plans) have been rated 4.5 out of 5 in NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-17. NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-16. NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2011-15, HMO/POS/PPO.

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Mary Wallan