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Release of Report on Quality of Health Care in Washington State

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The Washington Health Alliance released the 2022 Community Checkup Report, providing results for more than 2,200 different health care entities across Washington state for calendar year 2020.  Performance data for health care facilities are available for the last eight years on the Community Checkup website.

For this Community Checkup, the Alliance used its voluntary All Payer Claims Database (APCD) to analyze medical claims from January 1 through December 31, 2020 for more than 4 million people, more than 50% of Washington state’s population. Results are reported statewide on dozens of measures for health plans, provider organizations, and on a geographic level, for all 39 counties, and Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs). The report includes results for 1,875 clinics, 325 medical groups, 100 hospitals, and 16 health plans across Washington state.

Using medical claims data for calendar year 2020, the Alliance ranks medical groups, clinics, counties, and Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) with its signature ranking tool, the Quality Composite Score, compiling performance on up to 29 measures considered strong indicators of quality primary care.

This latest release contains three new measures (prenatal and postnatal care and the prescription of high dosage opioids), a summary of Washington state’s performance and on more than 25 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, as reported by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA); and a review of health care spending from 2015-2020 by Washington state, the largest purchaser of health care in the state.

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