Bridges to Excellence
Bridges to Excellence is a nationally recognized badge of quality medicine. Physicians who win BTE approval have demonstrated they provide exceptional, evidence-based care for patients with diabetes and heart disease. Learn more.
Consumers’ CHECKBOOK looks at physicians from the patients’ point of view. Patients rate 475 Denver/Boulder primary care physicians on how well they listen and explain things, make themselves available for care when needed and have courteous staff.
Free reports at: www.checkbook.org/patientcentral
EValue8 is an annual healthcare accountability and quality improvement survey that measures the quality and efficiency of America’s health plans. eValue8 asks health plans questions about how they manage critical processes that control costs, reduce and eliminate waste, ensure patient safety, close gaps in care and improve healthcare.
Pharmacy Benefit Management
More than ten years ago when CBGH members expressed an interest in collaborative purchasing, CBGH responded by establishing the Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) program. CBGH hired a nationally known consultant to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for third-party administration of pharmacy benefits and coordinated the evaluation and contracting process at no additional cost to the participating members. Four contracting cycles later, CBGH members continue to have an opportunity to leverage CBGH’s collective purchasing power and access to resources to help manage their pharmacy benefits.
CBGH holds the master contract, but each participating member organization retains its autonomy with regard to plan design. Claims risk is not pooled, but members have the opportunity to consider each other’s experience and strategy to inform their own programs.
In addition to economies of scale, the PBM user’s group provides a forum by which participating members benefit from the collective experience and insight of their CBGH colleagues through reporting, discussion and shared benchmarks.