These sites are part of an overall NBCH physician incentive program implemented through a partnership with the Bridges to Excellence coalition, according to a press release. The four business coalitions selected as demonstrations sites are:
- Employers’ Health Coalition, Fort Smith, Arkansas
- Tri-State Health Care Coalition, Quincy, Illinois
- Heartland Healthcare Coalition, Peoria, Illinois
- Colorado Business Group on Health, Denver, Colorado
Working with these four coalitions, NBCH hopes to develop and implement strategies to promote the adoption of Bridges of Excellence best practice tenants by both local employers and physicians, according to the release.
The NBCH Bridges to Excellence initiative was launched in July, with the purpose of assisting local businesses and rewarding health care providers who demonstrate that they deliver performance-based, efficient and effective care, according to the release.
The Bridges to Excellence coalition was created to encourage an increase in health care quality. More information is available at www.bridgestoexcellence.org . The NBCH ( www.nbch.org ) is a non-profit organization of 80 employer-based health care coalitions.