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Collaboration on Quality®

From 2006 through 2013, thousands of primary care clinicians in Iowa and South Dakota participated in the Collaboration on Quality (CoQ) program earning rewards for providing high quality, evidence-based patient care to Wellmark members. The CoQ program had three main goals that directly or indirectly supported the health of Wellmark members. Through this program Wellmark aimed to:

  • Measure clinician performance using nationally recognized measures of care for specific diseases and conditions.
  • Share information with clinicians and care teams to help them identify opportunities to deliver care more efficiently and effectively.
  • Share information with the public regarding the clinician participation in the program and performance.

How the Program Worked

  • Data from Wellmark and participating providers was collected on certain chronic conditions and diseases, and preventive care services.
  • Clinic-level data was evaluated and compared to nationally recognized best practice guidelines.

Program Benefits

  • The CoQ Primary Program supported several components of the patient centered medical home model.
  • Participating clinicians and care team members had 24/7 access to a clinical data registry tool to identify patient care opportunities, plan proactive patient care visits, and track progress for program measures.
  • Clinicians and care teams shared best practices and accessed resources to facilitate improved patient outcomes.
  • The program focused on the health of clinicians' patient population.

The CoQ program ended December 31, 2013. The attached document provides an overall comparison of results for the program years of 2006 through 2013.



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