From Modern Healthcare: A CMS effort to turn the corner on achieving widespread use of outcomes-based quality measures is getting mixed reviews from providers and payers. Industry stakeholders support recent efforts by the CMS to focus on quality measures that are “meaningful” to clinicians and their patients. But questions remain about how effective the agency’s work will be as uncertainty persists around which measures are actually the most valuable. The CMS’ Meaningful Measures initiative, launched a few months ago, was a response to widespread concern across the industry that there are too many quality measures, most of which have little value to clinicians or patients. As part of the initiative, the CMS vows to focus on assessing and endorsing measures “most vital to providing high-quality care,” with the agency targeting outcome measures as the way to meet that goal.
- Modern Healthcare: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180120/NEWS/180129995/cms-focus-on-meaningful-measures-faces-hurdles
- CMS: Measingful Measures. November 28, 2017 – https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/Downloads/Meaningful-Measures-webinar-slides-11-30-17.pdf