At the 2016 Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC) Statewide Collaborative on Oct. 20, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana recognized doctors and clinics in the program with the highest scores on the program’s clinical quality measurements for the program’s four targeted chronic conditions – diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease and chronic kidney disease.
Blue Cross also recognized more than 175 primary care doctors from around the state for achieving top scores on the clinical quality measures.
Data collected over the three years of the program show that Quality Blue doctors have together gotten higher percentages of all patients enrolled in the program at goal for the quality measures for the targeted chronic conditions:
- 33% of all diabetic patients
- 69% of all high blood pressure patients
- 36% of all heart disease patients
- 71% of all kidney disease patients
For patients with high blood pressure, 163 primary care doctors enrolled in Quality Blue have gotten 70% of their own patients at goal for that condition.
Quality Blue Top Performers – Baton Rouge Clinic
Top Performers in Hypertension Care:
Vincent V. Tumminello, Jr., MD
Top Performers in Kidney Care:
T. Richard Lieux, Jr., MD, FACP
Top Performers in Diabetes Care:
Top Performers in Vascular Care:
The Quality Blue Primary Care program is leading to improvements for chronic diseases across Louisiana and helping local doctors to provide strong primary care at a lower monthly cost. Doctors around the state treat nearly 180,000 Blue Cross customers, including 67,000 with chronic illnesses. All awards were presented at a statewide collaborative on Oct. 20 in Baton Rouge.
For a complete list of the top-performing doctors and clinics, or for more information on the Quality Blue program, please visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Quality Blue website.