South Country Health Alliance has been recognized by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) as one of the nation’s high-performing health plans pursuing innovative approaches to increase colorectal cancer screenings among members.
The NCCRT included South Country Health Alliance in its latest Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans, a compilation of best practices and case studies that will help introduce more health plans to life-saving cancer screening efforts.
The handbook highlights South Country Health Alliance’s redesigned pay for performance (P4P) program, an incentive program that encourages participating clinics to meet and improve target colorectal cancer screening rates over a period of time. South Country works individually with clinics to tailor their programs based on local data, resources, and priorities.
South Country Health Alliance will soon evaluate its new P4P program to determine its impact on identifying colorectal cancer cases and early and cost-effective treatment.
The NCCRT will update the handbook with more cast studies from high-performing health plans in the future. South Country Health Alliance is pleased to be included in the first edition and hopes our practice will help other health plans around the country develop effective practices for reducing colorectal cancer.
The NCCRT is a national coalition established by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S. Learn more about the NCCRT on their website.