Harvard Pilgrim Awards Quality Grant Funding to 16 Providers

WELLESLEY — Physician practices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quality Grants Program. Harvard Pilgrim’s 17th annual grant program will fund 16 initiatives designed to improve care delivery and reduce costs within a variety of care-delivery models.

Over the past 16 years, Harvard Pilgrim has funded over 200 initiatives totaling more than $18 million dollars. Locally, one of this year’s recipients is the Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organization, for its heart-failure-management program.

“This year’s grants touch the issues of concern to physicians across the country,” said Dr. Michael Sherman, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Harvard Pilgrim. “By offering these grants, we are challenging physicians in our region to improve the experience of our patients and the quality of their care. We look forward to discovering innovative best practices that will be shared throughout the region to truly raise the bar for our members.

Physician leaders from the Harvard Pilgrim provider network helped select the winning proposals. Review criteria included demonstrated need, innovation in providing care, sustainability, care coordination for complex and chronic care, and behavioral-health integration. For more information, visit www.harvardpilgrim.org/qualitygrants.

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