Achieving Clinical Excellence®
The LVPHO Achieving Clinical Excellence® (ACE) incentive plan is a performance-based compensation model designed to provide member physicians with clear benchmarks based upon nationally established pathways, protocols and procedures to meet the Triple Aim (Better care. Better health. Better cost). The incentives for primary and specialty care physicians are designed to focus on quality measures, financial outcomes and the patient experience.
Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, and promoted by LVPHO/Valley Preferred, aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:
-Supported by evidence
-Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
-Free from harm
Choosing Wisely recommendations will help guide measurement categories. Please note: Choosing Wisely principles are not quality measures but rather guidelines to help patients understand their care.
Measurement Categories and the Triple Aim:
Better Care: CG CAHPs participation, current Meaningful Use standards
Better Cost: Risk Adjusted ALOS, Risk Adjusted Episode Cost, Admissions and Readmissions, ED visits, generic Rx Utilization
Better Health: Evidence-based Quality Measures, Quality Improvement Projects
Ready to learn more? Interested physicians may request a copy of the ACE Program Participation Packet by contacting a Physician Advocacy Liaison:
Wayne T. Stephens, Physician Advocacy Liaison, Valley Preferred
Joe Candio, Jr., Physician Advocacy Liaison, Valley Preferred
Michael Makela, Physician Advocacy Liaison, Valley Preferred