The US healthcare system and its regulatory bodies have moved towards adopting more and more quality measures to assess healthcare delivery and outcomes. However, the oversaturation of quality measures may actually be detrimental to making them work to improve care for patients. Learn about a more holistic approach to quality assessment in a new Health Affairs article.
According to the authors, “As leaders of a nationwide network of accountable care organizations (ACOs) composed of independent primary care practices and health centers across 45 states, with more than 15,000 clinicians and two million patients, we have seen this challenge firsthand. That is why we applaud the recent call by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a “Universal Foundation” of quality measures, which seeks to reduce administrative burden for physicians through alignment on a streamlined set of 10 adult and 11 pediatric quality measures. The opportunity may have finally arrived to do more by having less.”
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(Source: Health Affairs¸ June 15th, 2023)