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CMS seeks to reduce number of quality measures

CMS seeks to reduce number of quality measures

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 28, 2018

The CMS wants to eliminate 19 measures across the agency's five quality and value-based purchasing programs as part of its larger goal to reduce the administrative burden for providers. The agency also aims to eliminate redundancies in 21 measures.

Editorial: Skimping on social services

Editorial: Skimping on social services

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 28, 2018

The nation needs a far more robust federal nutrition program, just as it needs more robust housing, job training, early childhood development and other social programs that tackle the so-called social determinants of health.

Guest Commentary: To provide better-quality care, measure what matters

Guest Commentary: To provide better-quality care, measure what matters

By Dr. Catherine MacLean  |  April 28, 2018

If "quality" is the most important thing we provide in healthcare, I believe the way we measure it is equally important. Today, metrics of convenience continue to win out over measures that truly matter, blurring our view into how true quality in care is evolving.

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