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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - JAN 2016

Author: Alan Weil
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387h e a lt h a f fa i r s m a r c h 2 0 1 6 3 5 : 3 from the editor-in-chief As purchasers increasingly seek value from the health care system, quality data are the linchpin. Health and human services sec- retary Sylvia Burwell has stated a goal of moving 90 percent of payments in Medicare to a value basis by 2019, and Medicare’s new Merit-Based In- centive Payment System (MIPS) will rely upon as-yet-defined measures of physician quality to determine pay- ment levels. To increase standardiza- tion and reduce the reporting burden, last month the Core Quality Measures Collaborative, a partnership between private insurers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, re- leased seven sets of measures to be used by public and private payers. physicians Recent efforts at measure alignment are in part a response to physicians (and other providers) expressing con- cern regarding the large and growing burden of collecting and reporting qua

387h e a lt h a f fa i r s m a r c h 2 0 1 6 3 5 : 3 from the editor-in-chief As purchasers increasingly seek value from the health care system, quality data are the linchpin. Health and human services sec- retary Sylvia Burwell has stated a goal of moving 90 percent of payments in Medicare to a value basis by 2019, and Medicare’s new Merit-Based In- centive Payment System (MIPS) will rely upon as-yet-defined measures of physician quality to determine pay- ment levels. To increase standardiza- tion and reduce the reporting burden, last month the Core Quality Measures Collaborative, a partnership between private insurers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, re- leased seven sets of measures to be used by public and private payers. physicians Recent efforts at measure alignment are in part a response to physicians (and other providers) expressing con- cern regarding the large and growing burden of collecting and reporting qua

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