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Medical Groups Overall Comparison

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Percentage of patients 18 to 85 years whose blood pressure was controlled (<140/90) in 2013.

69%
Overall Community Score
* Including Commercial, Medicaid Salud!, and Medicare Advantage

Click on a medical group's bar to see the reportable percentages for specific clinics.

Results below include Commercial, Medicaid Salud!, and Medicare Advantage
First Choice Community Healthcare: This 65% is based on a low number of patients. Consumers should use many sources in making choices for health care services.
For 2013, the data for outcome measures for First Choice Community Health, like Blood Pressure Control, Blood Sugar Control and Cholesterol Control, were collected using medical record reviews with small sample sizes. The sample sizes were smaller than in previous years and may impact the reliability of the rates. Since this is based on limited identifiable patients, consumers should use many sources in making choices for health care services. In addition, this decrease in sample size is the reason clinics were unable to report these outcomes measures.
First Nations Community HealthSource: The number of patients is too small (fewer than 30) to reliably tell how well the medical group is performing in this measure.
New Mexico Heart Institute: The number of patients is too small (fewer than 30) to reliably tell how well the medical group is performing in this measure.
Presbyterian Medical Group: This 81% is based on a low number of patients. Consumers should use many sources in making choices for health care services.
For 2013, the data for outcome measures for Presbyterian Medical Group, like Blood Pressure Control, Blood Sugar Control and Cholesterol Control, were collected using medical record reviews with small sample sizes. The sample sizes were smaller than in previous years and may impact the reliability of the rates. Since this is based on limited identifiable patients, consumers should use many sources in making choices for health care services. In addition, this decrease in sample size is the reason clinics were unable to report these outcomes measures.
UNM Medical Group: For 2013, the data for outcome measures for UNM Medical Group, like Blood Pressure Control, Blood Sugar Control and Cholesterol Control, were collected using electronic medical records (EMR) with limited identifiable patients to pull data from, which is a different methodology from previous years when manual chart reviews were utilized. Since this is based on limited identifiable patients, consumers should use many sources in making choices for health care services. In addition, this methodology change may be the reason why some clinics were unable to report these measures.

About this Data

What This Report Shows About Blood Pressure Control

This report shows how many patients who have high blood pressure in a medical group have controlled their high blood pressure. This means that their blood pressure was less than 140/90 mm Hg.

The scores in the charts above show the percent (%) of patients who controlled their high blood pressure. A high score is better. For example, 85% is better than 75%.

This measure counted how many patients between 18 and 85 with high blood pressure controlled their high blood pressure in 2013.

If a medical group is not listed for this measure or "NA" or "Data Not Available" is shown, it means one of two things:

1. There may have been no numbers for this measure for this line of business from this medical group.

OR

2. A medical group may have had too few patients (less than 30 patients) who have this condition in this line of business.

Sources

The information on this page was compiled by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) American Heart Association, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information summarizes core care elements appropriate to most adults. This information should not be construed as representing standards of care nor a substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment on clinical circumstances by a qualified health care professional. Please see our disclaimer.

For more information on this complex health issue, please see the High Blood Pressure Links page for resources and sources of information.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The HEDIS benchmarks contained herein are owned and copyrighted by NCQA and are included in this publication with the permission of NCQA. The HEDIS benchmarks pertain to performance measured at the health plan level and do not represent any standard of medical care. The benchmarks are provided “AS-IS” without any warranty of any kind including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Page text updated April 20, 2015.

To compare medical groups overall, measure percentages were calculated differently from those found on the Medical Group Snapshots and the Medical Group Trends pages. On those pages percentages are shown by each insurance type. The Overall Comparison information above shows how participating medical groups performed in caring for patients when the data is added together from their patients who had commercial (or private) health insurance, Medicaid health insurance, or Medicare Advantage (HMO) health insurance.

An initiative of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with additional funding provided by HealthInsight New Mexico