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Quality Measurement Impact Reports

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is required to assess the impact of consensus-endorsed quality and efficiency measures used in federal healthcare programs. The Secretary must make this information available to the public in March 2012, and at least once every three years thereafter (as required in Section 3014 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010).

2012 Report

For its March 2012 report, CMS assessed the impact of quality measures within two categories:

  • implemented measures with at least two years of performance information between 2006 and 2010; and
  • measures under consideration by CMS and made available to the public in December 2011.

The 2012 report entitled, "National Impact Assessment of Medicare Quality Measures," can be accessed via the link in the Downloads section below.

Future Reports

CMS has convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to develop a framework for the assessment of impact of quality measures to guide analyses for future reports

.Access more information on the TEP via the Related Linkssection below.