Consumer engagement and cost transparency leader Change Healthcare announced today a new partner in quality reporting: Comparion. One of the nation’s largest sources of healthcare information, Comparion will provide Change Healthcare clients with access to physician efficiency measures not available from any public information source.
“Change Healthcare is the first to market with this depth of quality data,” said Christopher Parks, the company’s founder and chief development officer. “With Comparion, our clients’ members and employees can have access to more than facility-specific outcomes data and certification and credentialing information. With Comparion, they’ll get information to help them identify high- value physicians – those who consistently deliver high-quality care at the best possible price.”
Comparion measures physician utilization performance across all care settings on a per-patient basis, including departmental charges per episode, and procedure and prescription drug detail. In addition, Comparion measures charge per episode by physician, major practice category, episode of illness, health plan/employer and hospital. The information will allow Change Healthcare users to more carefully evaluate individual physicians – not only on the basis of cost, but also on physician-specific quality information.