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Kentucky DMS Collaboration to Align Quality Improvement Measures, Streamline Reporting Procedures

Northern Kentucky Tribune writes the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) is collaborating with healthcare associations, advocates, and employers to align quality improvement measures and streamline reporting procedures for healthcare providers across the state. The project is designed to reduce administrative burdens for physicians and provide more uniform data for comparisons. In recent months, DMS has worked closely with numerous partners from a variety of healthcare backgrounds to explore a quality measure set, which was unveiled Thursday during the annual Kentucky Medicaid Group Management Association (MGMA) conference in Louisville. The initiative addresses burdensome and often conflicting reporting requirements as well as streamlines data collection and reporting to improve healthcare outcomes.

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