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Healthcare Quality Metrics ‘Abysmal,’ Senate Panel Hears
Health Leaders Media

The nation’s efforts to measure healthcare quality has improved in recent years, but that isn’t saying much considering how much stakeholders are still in the dark, several quality experts told members of the Senate Finance Committee this week.

Rather, providers, employers and health consumers are increasingly befuddled by more than 1,100 measures used for scoring and payment just in the Medicare program alone, with little understanding of which ones, if any, really drive better outcomes.