The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has offered recommendations to the new Biden Administration, representing a vision for evolving the current quality measurement ecosystem while maintaining its most effective elements. The recommendations, with a focus on the transition to a digital quality future, include:
- Urgent need to advance health equity: The importance of refining and developing quality measurement to help stakeholders drive toward health equity and address social determinants of health.
- Enabling a digital quality sytem: The potential to reduce burden and improve care by moving to a digital quality measurement system that captures quality data during care delivery and provides results and decision support much more rapidly.
- Digital patient experience measurement: A more robust, rapid, and targeted patient experience measurement system that empowers individuals and enhances the effectiveness of value-based payment (VBP) arrangements in driving higher quality and better outcomes.
- Strengthening Medicare value-based programs: The essential role of data validation to ensure accurate payments in value-based models.