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Harvard Business Review - U.S. Health Care Reform Can't Wait for Quality Measures to Be Perfect

By Michael Thompson posted 12 days ago


Yesterday the Harvard Business Review posted an editorial, “U.S. Health Care Reform Can’t Wait for Quality Measures to Be Perfect,” in its online edition. Co-authored by Brian Marcotte, president & CEO of the National Business Group on Health, Annette Guarisco Fildes, president & CEO of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, and myself, the editorial calls for going full-speed-ahead on using validated quality and safety measures for public reporting and payment.

This is a critical issue as the debate continues about whether the current measures of health care quality are adequate to support the movement away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment. 

We look forward to continuing the discussion around this important topic with Brian, Leah and others at our upcoming annual conference, Nov. 13-15 in Arlington, VA.

I encourage you to share this article with your colleagues as this is a message we need to amplify.