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Metrics to Assess Quality Patient Care to Get Overhaul

Feb. 14, 2020, 11:56 AM

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The Trump administration is looking to revamp the metrics that federal health programs use to guarantee quality patient care.

Shift in Priorities: Paying for patient outcomes instead of individual procedures has been a priority for the administration. Officials see boosting quality care as essential to that effort.

Broad Desire for Change: Doctors say the thousands of quality metrics across the government undermine their attention to patient care. Both government and industry stakeholders say the way quality is measured and reported needs...

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