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The hard work ahead on adopting uniform quality measures
Modern Healthcare

For more than a year, top officials from Medicare, the nation’s largest health plans, medical societies and major employer and consumer groups hammered away at a dreadful task: Get everyone to agree to use identical quality measures for the treatment of heart disease, cancer and other common conditions. Previous attempts have failed, but this one did not. Participants of this effort, called the Core Measure Quality Collaborative, announced the first fruits of their work on Tuesday. Now the real negotiations begin.