Wellesley, MA (February 22, 2019) – Sixty physician groups in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut have been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 17th 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 16 measures such as appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection, comprehensive diabetes care and breast cancer screenings. Twelve of the sixty practices on the Physician Group Honor Roll achieved “With Distinction” status, meaning they exceeded NCQA’s national 90th percentile in all domains of clinical care.

“We are honored to partner with these exceptional physician groups and we congratulate each of them on their outstanding performance on national quality benchmarks,” said Michael Carson, President and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “We recognize these physicians for their outstanding dedication to quality, patient safety and for the exceptional health care they provide our members.” 

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. 

The following practices were named in the 2019 Harvard Pilgrim Physician Group Honor Roll (“With Distinction” status noted with an asterisk *):

ProHealth Physicians, Farmington, CT

Acton Medical Associates, Acton, MA
Affiliated Pediatric Practices, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
Charles River Medical Associates, P.C., Natick, MA
Dedham Medical Associates, Dedham, MA
Dedham Medical Associates, Norwood, Norwood, MA*
Emerson PHO, Inc , Concord, MA
Granite Medical, Quincy, MA*
Harbor Medical Associates, South 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,  Chestnut Hill, 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, Needham, Needham, MA*
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Peabody/Lynnfield, Peabody, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Post Office Square , Boston, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Somerville, Somerville, MA
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Watertown, Watertown, MA*
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Wellesley, Wellesley, MA
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization, Lowell, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital Physician’s Organization, Boston, MA
Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA, Cambridge, MA
New England Quality Care Alliance, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
Newton Wellesley Hospital Physicians, Newton, MA*
Northeast PHO, Beverly, MA
PCPO (Pentucket Medical Associates, Mystic Healthcare), Haverhill, MA
Plymouth Medical Group Physician Associates, Plymouth, MA
Reliant Medical Group, Central Massachusetts, MA*
Signature Healthcare Corporation, Brockton, MA*
South Shore Medical Center, Norwell, MA
South Shore Physician Hospital Organization, South Weymouth, MA
Southboro Medical Group, Southboro, MA*
Southcoast Health Network, Dartmouth, MA
Steward Cape Cod Local Chapter, Cape Cod, MA
Steward Compass Medical Local Chapter, South Shore Massachusetts, 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 Fall River Local Chapter, Fall River, MA
Steward Greater Haverhill/Methuen Local Chapter, Methuen, MA
Steward Greater Nashoba Local Chapter, Ayer, MA
Steward Greater Newburyport Local Chapter, Newburyport, MA*
Steward Greater North Shore Local Chapter, Peabody, MA
Steward Greater Taunton Local Chapter, Taunton, MA
Sturdy Memorial Hospital Affiliated Physicians, Attleboro, MA
The Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
The Physicians of Tufts-New England Medical Center, Inc., Boston, MA
Tri-County Medical Associates, Milford, MA
UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA
Winchester Physician Associates, Winchester, MA

InterMed, Portland, ME

New Hampshire
CMC Physician Practice Associates, Manchester, NH

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