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Healthcare executives to CMS: Stop micromanaging quality

from MedPage Today

Medicare would work a lot better if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would stop micromanaging quality measurement, a healthcare executive said recently. "I would love for the administration to recognize that they need to stay 'high-level,'" Dr. Richard Gilfillan, president and CEO of Trinity Health, a Livonia, Michigan-based healthcare network serving patients in 21 states, said at a briefing on the future of Medicare sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform. "Thirty-two quality metrics for accountable care organizations to meet is too much — we should have five to seven patient-reported functional status outcomes." more

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