For more than twenty years, MPA (Michael Pine and Associates, Inc.) has been the nation’s premier analytic consulting firm confronting the challenges of monitoring and improving the clinical quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Our ground-breaking solutions have become industry standards and have helped establish our clients as industry leaders. MPA’s latest contribution, GlobalPRIME™, provides an analytical infrastructure that supports healthcare market reforms to create a practical, consumer-driven healthcare market.
In its early work with clients, MPA recognized the inadequacy of available techniques for measuring clinical quality. To address this deficiency, we have developed and refined some of the most sophisticated, powerful, and practical quality assessment methods in existence. Our developmental efforts have expanded to include all aspects of value-based purchasing, with particular emphasis on properly aligning incentives to reward coordinated, effective, efficient care.
Our contributions, particularly in the area of improving the power and usefulness of risk-adjustment methods in clinical quality assessment, have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications. Implementation of our techniques has allowed clients to focus their quality improvement efforts and realize significant cost savings.
MPA has performed innovative work in the areas of consumer-driven healthcare, pay-for-performance, network formation, and quality improvement. In fact, our work for the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Coronary Services Network, profiled in the Wall Street Journal, created the first generation of pay-for-performance systems. We also were intimately involved with Bridges to Excellence and Disclosure Project initiatives from their inception.
MPA regularly serves all the major participants in the health care marketplace – providers, purchasers, financial intermediaries, professional societies, and information specialists. Meeting the needs of such a diverse client base gives us a unique perspective and understanding that are invaluable in creating practical, real-world solutions that leave our clients with a lasting market advantage.