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Registries cited as important quality tool at hearing
Modern Healthcare

Members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee questioned expert witnesses Tuesday about quality-improvement activities during the panel’s third hearing about Medicare physician payment reform.

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) highlighted the value of patient registries, citing as an example a clinical database that the Society of Thoracic Surgeons uses as a quality-improvement and patient-safety measure.