NEQCA

AcronymDefinition
NEQCANew England Quality Care Alliance (Braintree, MA)
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NEQCA is comprised of almost 500 primary care physicians and pediatricians along with more than 1,300 specialists, located in practices across Eastern Massachusetts, from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod.
Tufts has been recognized for providing high quality tertiary/quaternary clinical care at a lower cost compared to its competitors and both Tufts and NEQCA physicians participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Alternative Quality Contract which provides financial incentives for delivery of cost effective medical care relative to national measures for outcomes and cost.
The MetroWest Accountable Healthcare Organization, a 165-member physician group, is a member of NEQCA, and The Heart Center of MetroWest, one of the largest cardiology groups in the MetroWest area, is also affiliated with Tufts Medical Center.
Tufts Medical Center and NEQCA strengthen our competitive position in the marketplace with this joint venture, and together with Vanguard, we will be able to offer our affiliates and potential affiliates increased access to capital and resources to improve patient care and efficiency.
Under the agreement, the Tufts Medical Center and NEQCA network will receive an annual network-wide average increase of 3 percent.
We are pleased that Tufts Medical Center and NEQCA will continue their participation in the AQC - a model which has been shown to reduce health care spending while improving the quality of patient care.
If Tufts Medical Center, Floating Hospital and NEQCA physicians are not in the BCBS network, the cost to the Massachusetts system would be at least an additional $70 million annually because many patients would be forced to receive care from higher cost providers.
NEQCA physicians are paid significantly less - at least 20 percent in most cases - than large, comparable practices in their markets.
Both Tufts MC and NEQCA physicians participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Alternative Quality Contract which provides financial incentives for delivery of cost effective medical care relative to national measures for outcomes and cost.
Through NEQCA and our affiliations with community hospitals, Ellen and Tufts Medical Center have strengthened primary and secondary health care in Eastern Massachusetts.
We are thrilled by the opportunity to work with NEQCA and Tufts Medical Center physicians to address the complexities of operating in today's competitive Managed Care environment," says Bridget Buckley, Principal of HDS.
Our successful track record helps distinguish eClinicalWorks from other systems and we look forward to working with Tufts Medical Center and NEQCA to meet their collective goals.