Healthcare Performance Measures Increase in Importance

Performance  measures symposium will help answer growing list of questions

  Some say the performance measurement train has left the  station. There is no doubt that there is widespread concern from physicians  about the financial consequences and regulatory complexity of the Physician  Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records  (EHR) Incentive Program, and Value Based Modifier. In 2015, the Sustainable  Growth Rate Reform, also known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization  Act of 2015 (MACRA), called for the consolidation of all of these programs into  a new system called the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which will  begin in 2019. Yet in order to avoid negative payment adjustments, providers  are still required to successfully participate in the current Medicare quality  reporting programs. As a result, there is a wave of questions and concerns  about the measurement of cost of care without accompanying quality of care  measures in the current quality reporting programs.

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