California Physician Performance Initiative (CPPI)
The California Physician Performance Initiative (CPPI), begun in 2006, has developed a system to measure and report the quality of patient care that is provided by individual physicians in California. CPPI’s goal is to improve patient care and its affordability by:
- Reporting results to physicians to help them gauge how well care for their patients meets national standards of care.
- Applying the performance results in ways to help consumers and purchasers get better value when they choose and use health care.
- Adopting performance measures and reporting methods using the best available science to set performance standards.
This work is conducted by the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative (CCHRI), which is a statewide collaborative of physician organizations, health plans, purchasers and consumers.
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2009 Performance Reports, Measures and Methods
In July 2009, Physician Performance Reports were mailed to upwards of 13,000 California physicians. See below for a sample of the 2009 Physician Performance Report and a description of the quality measures and methodology used in the 2009 Report.
See Explanation and a Sample of the 2009 Physician Performance Report
Request a Copy of Your 2009 Physician Performance Report
Quality Measures Specifications Used in Report
Methodology Used in the 2009 Physician Performance Report (pdf)
2009 Results Summary
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Physician Advisory Group roster
The CPPI Physician Advisory Group provides clinical review and guidance related to the design of the program, selection of measures, review of findings, and presentation of results to physicians
CCHRI Executive Committee roster
The CCHRI Executive Committee provides strategic CPPI project oversight, including development and implementation of this CPPI communication plan. Executive Committee members represent physicians, medical groups, health plans, purchasers and consumers.
- Patient Charter
The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (CPD) is a group of leading employer, consumer, and labor organizations working toward a common goal to ensure that all Americans have access to publicly-reported health care performance information. With this information, Americans will be better able to select hospitals, physicians, and treatments based on nationally-standardized measures for clinical quality, consumer experience, equity, and efficiency. CCHRI is aligning with these guidelines.
- AQA Alliance
The AQA’s mission is to improve health care quality and patient safety through a collaborative process in which key stakeholders agree on a strategy for measuring performance at the physician or group level; collecting and aggregating data in the least burdensome way; and reporting meaningful information to consumers, physicians, and other stakeholders to inform choices and improve outcomes.
- National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ provides tools and information for Chartered Value Exchanges, multi-stakeholder collaboratives that have taken clear action in their community to convene community purchasers, health plans, providers, and consumers to advance the Secretary of Health and Human Services four cornerstones of Value-Driven Health Care.
To view previous measurement years click here.
Blue Shield of California launched its physician quality recognition program June 1, 2010. Network physician listings include physician quality designations for a set of 8 CPPI quality measures. A set of physicians, who have sufficient patient samples to be reliably scored, have been designated as higher quality performing physicians for select preventive screening and chronic care measures. Blue Shield members can view this new information in the plan's online physician directory. See the Blue Shield announcement here.
Physicians in the Blue Shield network who would like to request a duplicate of the Physician Performance Report that you received last summer may request a copy here.
CCHRI Senior Manager
Julie France, PBGH