With the preliminary release of HEDIS 2.0-the latest version of the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set-a coalition of 15 managed-care plans and 17 healthcare purchasers formed to improve the comparability and usefulness of the standardized measures of plan performance. Members of the coalition:
Health plan members
Bay State Health Care and HMO Blue, plans of Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston
Central Massachusetts Health Care, Worcester
Community Health Plan, Northampton, Mass.
ConnectiCare, Farmington, Conn.
Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Mass.
Harvard Community Health Plan, Brookline, Mass.
Healthsource New Hampshire, Concord
Kaiser Permanente Northeast Region, Farmington, Conn.
Matthew Thornton Health Plan, Nashua, N.H.
Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston
Pilgrim Health Care, Norwell, Mass.
Tufts Associated Health Plans, Waltham, Mass.
U.S. Healthcare, Burlington, Mass.
Yale University Health Services, New Haven, Conn.
Employer and purchaser-association members
Allmerica Financial, Worcester, Mass.
Bank of Boston
Bull HN Information Systems, Billerica, Mass.
Business Group on Health, Lowell, Mass.
Central Massachusetts Business Group on Health, Worcester
Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance, Boston
Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission, Boston
Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, Mass.
First NH Banks, Manchester, N.H.
GTE Laboratories, Waltham, Mass.
John Hancock Financial Services, Boston
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Waltham
Miles, AGFA Division, Richfield Park, N.J.
Millipore Corp., Bedford, Mass.
New England Employee Benefits Council, Wellesley, Mass.
The TJX Companies, Framingham, Mass.
W.R. Grace and Co., Cambridge, Mass.
Source: New England HEDIS Coalition