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CMS and AHIP’s quest to tame the wilds of healthcare quality measures
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration and health insurers took a step Tuesday toward standardizing and improving the measures that are intended to gauge the quality of healthcare but are widely criticized as too burdensome for providers and too numerous or irrelevant to be much help to consumers.

The CMS and the trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans announced an agreement to adopt a core set of quality measures for the nation’s doctors. Officials say the measures are necessary as payers and consumers bear more responsibility for finding and purchasing high-quality care and providers are increasingly paid under contracts tied to their quality performance.