Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) is pleased to announce that the Boyd Clinic was listed among 276 Minnesota and border state clinics recognized for improving clinical outcomes. The recognition is part of the 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the State of Minnesota’s Quality Incentive Payment System, a companion program that is administered by The Minnesota Health Action Group.
The recognized clinics were awarded financial incentives for achieving optimal care measures or improving specific outcomes for patient with diabetes, vascular disease and depression; three conditions that impact hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans and are known to be primary drivers of health care costs. JMHS was recognized for improving outcomes for patient with diabetes.
Carolyn Pare, president and CEO, Minnesota Health Action Group said “The commitment these organizations demonstrate to excellence in the care of their patients, specifically those with diabetes, vascular disease and depression, is critically important to improving patient outcomes, improving the quality of their lives, and reducing patient healthcare costs.”
To be eligible for Minnesota Bridges to Excellence and Quality Incentive Payment System rewards, clinics must have a certain percentage of patients at optimal levels of care or increase their percentage over the previous year. Clinic-level scores for diabetes, vascular disease and depression used by the programs are publicly reported by Minnesota Community Measurement. Individual clinics may qualify for a reward in more than one condition. Meeting the achievement goal is the highest level of recognition in the program.
Financial rewards are made possible by the Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Champions of Change, a group of organizations that sponsor the pay-for-performance programs. Champions include Best Buy, Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative, State of Minnesota-State Employee Group Insurance Plan, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the University of Minnesota, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo. These organizations provide health care coverage to more than one million people in the state.
Johnson Memorial Health Services would like to thank and recognize Jill Christie, FNP; Julie Olson, PA-FNP; Bev Westfield, LPN; and Lois Iszler, CMA; who regularly work in the Boyd Clinic in helping to achieve this award. For more information please contact Cori Bothun, Clinic Manager at 320-769-4393.
To learn more about Minnesota Bridges to Excellence visit www.mnhealthactiongroup.org.