Better Quality Measures Mean Better Quality Care

Alicia Caramenico | FierceHealthcare | June 27, 2013

Healthcare has a long way to go to close quality and cost gaps, a task that requires meaningful, well-understood quality measures, former Medicare Administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., told the Senate Finance Committee yesterday at a hearing on healthcare quality.

At Wednesday's hearing, lawmakers and healthcare leaders called on Congress to streamline numerous and diverse quality improvement initiatives and develop better ways to gauge quality to direct patients to high-performing providers, MedPage Today reported.