Quote: Physician performance measurement program gets an F

[T]he practical reality is that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), despite heroic efforts, cannot accurately measure any physician’s overall value, now or in the foreseeable future. Instead of helping to establish a central role for performance measurement in holding providers more accountable for the care they provide and in informing quality- and safety-improvement projects, this policy overreach could undermine the quest for higher-value health care.

Robert Berenson and Deborah Kaye, The New England Journal of Medicine

Here are more concerns from Alyna Chien and Meredith Rosenthal.



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