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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 10-05-2017 12:40


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.