quality measures

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

Six Principles Aim to Guide Future Development

The AAFP has released a new position paperaimed at helping steer the future development and use of quality measures in initiatives related to practice improvement and physician payment.  

It's an important step at a critical point in time, said AAFP Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan.

News Author: 
Sheri Porter

Medicare gives first glimpse of ACO quality performance

The CMS for the first time publicly released individual performance data for Medicare accountable care organizations on 33 measures of healthcare quality. 

The results for 220 of the participants (PDF) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program reveal how ACOs performed on measures (PDF) of patient experience and preventive care and disease management for some of the leading causes of death among U.S. elderly, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. 

News Author: 
Melanie Evans
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