Improving Cost and Affordability Measurement Across the Performance Measurement Enterprise
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Associated Project:Affordable Care
Measurement plays a critical role in improving affordability and furthering the National Quality Strategy. It can be used to track progress, identify effective processes, and promote accountability for high-quality care and better health outcomes. Unfortunately, the siloed nature of the current healthcare system has perpetuated inefficient approaches to measurement, and in turn, has made cost and affordability measurement a complex and challenging endeavor. Recognizing the complexity and importance of this topic, the National Quality Forum (NQF) sought to provide the field with a diverse portfolio of tools and perspectives for improving affordability and cost measurement.