Health Policy Commission Releases Final CMIR Report


In early August, the Health Policy Commission (HPC) voted to issue their Preliminary Report on the CMIRs of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) and MetroWest Medical Center and BIDO and New England Baptist Hospital. Several months prior, the HPC engaged FHC to evaluate the impact to consumer healthcare quality of contracting affiliations between BIDCO and MetroWest Medical Center, as well as BIDCO and New England Baptist Hospital. As part of this engagement, the FHC team analyzed data on provider process measures, outcome measures, and patient experience and these data were drawn from a variety of popularly recognized national quality metrics, ranging from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) measures, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) metrics, and the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) metrics, amongst others. The analysis provided by the FHC team considers the impact to quality on previous affiliations of the involved parties, the current state of quality of the involved parties, and alternatives to the proposed affiliation.

Upon further review of the Preliminary Report by the Commissioners, the HPC voted to issue the Final Report on September 7, 2016. Congratulations to all parties involved in producing this report!

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