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Quality of Care Overview

What are the Highmark Projects?

The Highmark QualityBLUE Pay-for-Performance Program is a partnership between Highmark and hospitals with the common goal of improving patient care and safety. The QualityBLUE program focuses on key healthcare quality issues that have been identified nationally as areas of opportunity for improvement.

Highmark Projects

Readmissions (3 day, 30 day, and return to the ED within 7 days)
Hospital Acquired Infections (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Central Line Bloodstream Infections, Surgical Site infections, and other types of infections)
Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis during hospitalization or within 30 days post discharge
Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate
Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary
CMS four star rating for all primary care physician offices owned by MMC


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