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Sequoia Quality Care Network

Sequoia Quality Care Network (SQCN), which serves both independent and Dignity Health Medical Foundation physicians throughout San Mateo County, has targeted its efforts to improve the patient experience on care coordination and quality measures.

Diabetes Care

Since launching its diabetes initiative in 2016, SQCN has identified a significant number of diabetic patients at risk and rising risk. Care paths for diabetes and pre-diabetes have been established and implemented under the guidance of SQCN’s medical director and the diabetes champion, a local primary care physician.

Quality Reporting & Performance

In addition, SQCN has utilized athenahealth to generate data and perform chart reviews of the approved quality metrics for primary care physicians. Performance reports have been reviewed and shared with providers to identify gaps in care, assist in workflow processes and improve the quality of care. And the network has collaborated with providers to focus on increasing compliance rates for colorectal cancer screening and depression screening for quality improvement.

Care Management

The number of patients enrolled in care management has more than doubled since the beginning of the year under guidelines of the Care Coordination Enterprise. The network provides care coordination services to patients of contracted payers as well as MSSP patients.

Shared Savings

Shared savings were achieved under the Blue Shield IFP PPO ACO program for the performance year 2016; savings were distributed to physicians in 2018.