Updated Core Measures Focus on Improving Patient Care, Reducing Burden, and Eliminating Redundancies

September 16, 2020

SAP Partners

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) released 4 updated core measure sets covering specific clinical areas as part of its mission to provide useful quality metrics as the nation’s health care system moves from one that pays based on volume of services to one that pays for value. These updated core sets are a result of months of consensus-based review and deliberation among the group’s 75-plus multistakeholder member organizations, evaluating hundreds of existing quality measures against the CQMC’s rigorous criteria. CQMC will release 4 additional updated core measure sets and 2 new core measure sets over the coming months.

“Today more than ever, we need to be supporting physician participation in value-based arrangements that provide a steady income, reward high-quality and efficient care, and reduce administrative burden to allow more time with patients,” said Danielle Lloyd, venior Vice president, private market innovations & quality initiatives, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and CQMC Steering Committee chair. “The release of today’s updated core measure sets is the direct result of collective work across the spectrum of CQMC’s member organizations to create useful tools in paying for value, reducing the data collection burden for health care providers and improving the quality of care for the patients they serve.”

The four updated core measure sets released today cover:

  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV and hepatitis C
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics


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