Quality Measurement & Reporting: A Whole New Ballgame

The name of the game in quality reporting is alignment; with the ultimate goal of reducing the quality reporting burden for providers and hospitals.

Resource thumbnailIn the past, healthcare quality operated in its own silo, centered mainly on reporting data. Quality was important, but its use was generally restricted to meeting regulatory compliance. Improvements in quality measures did not directly impact a hospital’s revenue in the old “pay-for-reporting” and “fee-for-service” payment models.

Today, the meaning of “quality” is much broader and its connection to payments is rapidly increasing. It incorporates patient safety, patient satisfaction, population health, and cost reduction into a new, “value-based” healthcare model.

In other words, it’s a whole new ballgame. This executive summary discusses the reasons behind the dramatic shift, defines the ultimate goals around the need for alignment in quality reporting, and fofcuss on CMS's committment to move the field toward new payment models. Download the executive summary today and learn more.