by Kristine Grow
February 16, 2016
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. – As health care moves toward a more value-based system, there is increasing need for alignment among public and private payers on quality measures to support new patient-centered payment and delivery system reforms. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and its members, as part of a collaborative effort with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and primary care and physician specialty groups, consumer and employer groups, announced the release of seven core sets of quality measures that will support greater quality improvement and reporting across the health system.
The goals of this effort are to establish broadly agreed upon core quality measures that will allow for less complexity in reporting for clinicians, decrease the overall cost burden to consumers and the health care system, and ensure high-quality care for patients.
“The Collaborative’s efforts are a critical step forward in improving health outcomes and quality care for patients,” said Carmella Bocchino, Executive Vice President, America’s Health Insurance Plans. “This process will ensure measures and reporting are consistent across programs in both the private and public sectors.”
The core measure sets will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Collaborative, which will continue to develop a process that ensures the measure sets reflect the most up-to-date evidence base.
Focus of the sets are in the following areas:
For more information on today’s announcement, please see Collaborative’s FAQ and the Collaborative’s announcement, FAQ, and core measure sets.
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