CMS Releases Core Quality Measurement Plans for Review
The consensus core sets will highlight specific measurements by thirdparty organizations, like the American College of Surgeons or ASCO, to determine if a measure will be included in the core set or if additional information is needed to see if a practice will have this information available in an EHR. The document also indicates what issues might be considered in future measures development.
Designed to be meaningful to patients, consumers, and physicians, the alignment of these core measure sets will aid in:
- promotion of measurement that is evidencebased and generates valuable information for quality improvement,
- consumer decisionmaking,
- valuebased payment and purchasing,
- reduction in the variability in measure selection, and
- decreased provider's collection burden and cost.
CMS will have a public notice and comment period to receive input on the proposed measures. For a listing of all Core Measures, you can click here.