Quality Blue Hospital Program

Highmark's mission is to provide access to affordable, quality healthcare and enable individuals to live longer, healthier lives. Participants in the Quality Blue Hospital Pay for Value Program partner with Highmark to advance this mission at the point of patient care, throughout the facility and in the community at large.

The Highmark Quality Blue Hospital Pay for Value Program affords Highmark an opportunity to partner with network hospitals toward the common goal of improving patient care and safety. The program aligns with nationally recognized guidelines and incorporates industry standards and evidence-based care. The Quality Blue Hospital program focuses on key public health issues and quality indicators that have been identified nationally as areas for improvement.

Additional information regarding the Quality Blue Hospital Program can be obtained by reviewing Chapter 5 of the Highmark Provider Manual.


Training and Education

Through the use of this tool we hope to improve the patient's health experience, improve the health of the patient population, and reduce health care costs.

Program Overview Presentations

CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital Program
Lisa D'Amico, DNP, MSN, RN, Manager, Provider Hospital Programs
January 2017

 

 

 

 

 


2017 Open Mic Sessions

CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: Quality Bundle
March 2017
PDF MP3
CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: Readmissions
March 2017
PDF MP3
CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: Palliative
March 2017
PDF MP3
CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: Perinatal
February 2017
PDF MP3
CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: Healthcare-Associated Adverse Events (HAAE)
February 2017
PDF MP3
CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: 3-Day Return to the ED
February 2017
PDF MP3
CY 2017 Quality Blue Hospital: Average Episode of Care Costs
January 2017
PDF MP3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017 Best Practice Series

Strategies for Reducing Admissions
June 2017
MP3

 

 

Last updated on 4/27/2018

 

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