Physician Efficiency, Appropriateness, & Quality (PEAQ) Program

The PEAQ Program evaluates physician performance in a transparent and multidimensional way. A goal of PEAQ is to work with the physician community to maximize physician efficiency, appropriateness, and quality of care.

The guiding principles of our BCBSTX Physician Efficiency, Appropriateness, and Quality (PEAQ) Program include:

  • Metrics - Selecting meaningful measures of health care efficiency, appropriateness, and quality
  • Transparency - Equipping physicians with meaningful information about efficiency, appropriateness of care, and quality
  • Collaboration - Sharing with physicians to ensure measurement transparency and clinical relevance
  • Continuous Improvement - Reevaluating our methodology and measures regularly based on feedback and recent clinical evidence
  • Insights - Providing physician-level insights on how to improve overall patient care
  • Member Focus – Helping our members identify physicians who are right for them

The three components of the PEAQ program are:

  • Efficiency
  • Appropriateness
  • Quality

For more information, view our PEAQ video and the most current version of the PEAQ Methodology below:

How Physicians Can Ensure They're Measuring Up to Their Peers

Methodology:

 Methodology Version   Posted   Effective date 
PEAQ V3.0  07/31/2023  2025*
PEAQ V2.0  04/28/2022   05/02/2022 
PEAQ V1.1  08/20/2020   09/01/2020 
PEAQ V1.0  12/27/2019   01/01/2020 

*Specific date in 2025 will be posted prior to implementation.

Physician Performance Insights (PPI Reports)

PPI reports show how a physician was evaluated and where they rank in comparison to peers. PPI reports also include actionable insights to improve future performance. BCBSTX initially developed PEAQ with input from practicing physicians and continue to collaborate with physicians to improve the program. 

The PPI reports available in August 2023 are located on Availity® for qualified providers. Log in to Availity to view your PPI report. If you are not registered for Availity, sign up now by going to Availity® Essentials and selecting “Register” in the top right corner. Refer to the PEAQ Availity User Guide for information on how to access and view the reports. Then use the PEAQ Report User Guide for an explanation of details on the report.  

Questions? Refer to the PEAQ FAQ or email PEAQ Analytics for information about PEAQ, including results and methodology. To request a formal reconsideration proceeding, complete the Reconsideration Request Form and email it to PEAQ Inquiries. Reconsideration requests are allowed for 45 days after reports have been delivered to providers. Requests will be answered beyond the reconsideration request period, but scores will already be finalized.

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