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The Joint Commission, a standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare, has said that that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio (Anthem) now recognizes two new Joint Commission programs as eligible for incentives from the health plan’s Quality-In-Sights: Hospital Incentive Program (Q-HIP).
Q-HIP is Anthem’s recognition program introduced in 2003, with nearly 100 hospitals participating across Ohio. Q-HIP facilities are eligible to receive incentives based on clinical quality delivered to Anthem members.
With the two new recognitions, Anthem’s hospital incentive formula now offers six bonus measures, three of them associated with Joint Commission initiatives.
“Anthem is to be commended for recognizing the value that Joint Commission certification and accreditation bring to participating hospitals and their healthcare teams in demonstrating the highest standards for quality and patient safety in palliative care and antimicrobial stewardship,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission.
“The true beneficiaries are the patients in Anthem plans who receive care at the Joint Commission accredited and certified hospitals that are adhering to the antimicrobial standards and achieving Palliative Care Certification.”
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio, Health plans, US