HQEP: Will You Qualify for the Incentive?

Projected Distribution and Year-to-Date Performance

The Hospital Quality & Efficiency Program (HQEP) is an agreement between Augusta Care Partners and Augusta Health. The program is designed to manage costs and improve quality for the health system. If goals are met, Augusta Care Partners will distribute incentive payments to eligible network physicians. The projected total distribution is currently at $250K, and a detailed dashboard of year-to-date performance on HQEP metrics can be found here.

As of November 14, only 16 providers are eligible for the Tier 1 distribution.

For a view of what requirements you need to meet to qualify for the HQEP incentive, click here to see provider-level eligibility detailMany of you are missing the BLS/PALS certification. Please make sure you provide a copy of your current certification to Mary Arrowood to receive credit for this requirement.

If you have any questions about the HQEP incentive payment, please contact Mary Arrowood, Operations Manager, at marrowood2@augustahealth.com or (540) 245-7570.

Looking Ahead to 2018

ACP’s Board and Committees are in the process of measure selection for 2018 and working to more directly align incentive payment distribution requirements with the network’s goals. Details of the 2018 HQEP program design will be shared at the upcoming ACP Provider Meeting on December 19th.