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AHA Seeks Alignment of Quality Programs, Measures

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In response to a request for comment issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on its proposed Quality Strategy, the American Hospital Association is calling for more significant alignment of its quality measurement activities in order to reduce the burden on hospitals and providers.

“CMS then could use these goals and objectives to align,” she continues, “and streamline its quality measurement and reporting efforts, measures embedded in payment programs and other regulatory activities, such as conditions of participation and conditions of coverage, to stimulate the accomplishment of the objectives.

In response to a request for comment issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on its proposed Quality Strategy, the American Hospital Association is calling for more significant alignment of its quality measurement activities in order to reduce the burden on hospitals and providers. “We believe that HHS, as a whole, would foster improvement most effectively by establishing clear and meaningful national goals with specific and measurable objectives that could be used throughout the department,” writes Linda Fishman, AHA Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Analysis and Development.AHA has identified three areas where greater alignment would improve the Quality Strategy, which CMS released last year. The first centers of quality measures used for public reporting and payment systems.

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Source: EHR Intelligence

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