About The Clinical Quality Report

What is the Clinical Quality Report?
The Clinical Quality report has information about the quality of health care given to patients in Massachusetts. This includes preventive care services (such as cancer screenings or your child's well visits) and chronic disease care (such as asthma or diabetes care). MHQP has results on clinical quality care for over 550 doctor's offices in Massachusetts.


How did MHQP pick clinical quality measures to report?
MHQP is using HEDIS quality measures that were developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The measures developed by NCQA are evidence-based (researched) and are used across the United States for measuring health care quality in doctor's offices.  Data are from the HEDIS measure set developed by NCQA and used with its permission.*


Was my doctor's office included in this report?
To be included in this report, doctor's offices must have at least 3 doctors and 2 measures with enough reliable (trustworthy) data to be publicly reportable. To learn more about how MHQP calculated the data, see the technical appendix.



*The HEDIS measures and specifications were developed by and are owned by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The HEDIS measures and specifications are not clinical guidelines and do not establish standards of medical care. NCQA makes no representations, warranties, or endorsement about the quality of any organization or physician that uses or reports performance measures or any data or rates calculated using the HEDIS measures and specifications and NCQA has no liability to anyone who relies on such measures or specifications. Copyright 2013 National Committee for Quality Assurance, all rights reserved.