Updated PEAQSM Methodology Is Now Available

May 24, 2024

The updated methodology for our Physician Efficiency, Appropriateness, and QualitySM program is now available on our PEAQ page. The methodology explains how PEAQ evaluates physician performance.

What’s New

We have refined the methodology based on new clinical data and input from practicing physicians. The updated methodology includes:

  • New details on PEAQ uses
  • New specialties (general surgery, neurology and otolaryngology)
  • Updated quality measurements
  • The Quality Practice Score, which indicates performance in certain specialties based on set measurements and indicators

How It’s Used

The updated methodology is the foundation for future Physician Performance Insights reports. PPI reports show how physicians compare to peers and have information on improving performance. Provider Finder® includes summaries of performance ratings from PPI reports to help our members make informed care decisions.

PPI reports are posted in Availity® Essentials. If you don’t yet have an Availity account, register here.

For more details about PEAQ, visit our PEAQ page or email PEAQ Inquiries.

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