QualityPath® will expand to include most outpatient computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests on Jan. 1, 2017. We asked Amy Moyer, manager of value measurement, to explain how quality standards will create a measureable difference for employees and family members who need these tests, as well as employers who pay for CTs and MRIs as part of their self-funded health benefit plan.
QualityPath’s first year of operations offers insights into what works well – and what can be done to capture an additional $2.6 million of employer savings.
Employers are lining up to explain why they joined the QualityPath program.
QualityPath is now a year and half old and has more than 39 employers participating representing 9,900 employees and more than 21,000 individuals.
One in 11 people who get care through The Alliance network has an outpatient CT or MRI each year. CT and MRI scans are so common that they might even seem like a “routine” test to many patients. So why does quality matter?
When you’re facing a potential surgery, there’s no doubt that information is power. And QualityPath is a powerful source of information for patients.