HHS Publishes New Medicaid Quality Measures

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a set of 26 quality measures that will eventually be used to determine the quality of care that adult Medicaid patients are receiving in each state.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required HHS to publish a core set of health quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults by Jan. 1, 2012.

After numerous meetings with representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS pinpointed 51 quality measures. But after it received comments that 51 was too many, it narrowed the list to 26.

The final list, which was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 4.

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Source: MedPage Today