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Unformatted text preview: Vicki Truong HSA 366 Policy Update on Quality in Health Policy In 2006, the President issued an order for four corners of health care quality and transparency. Health care had to have transparent quality information, transparent price information, interoperable health information technology, and incentives for health care delivery to be driven by value to the patient, and not volume of services. The center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) turned to value-based purchasing initiatives to promote this shift. Such initiatives included the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), which was developed by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act (TRHCA) in December 2006. PQRI is a program that focuses on improving clinical quality, reducing adverse events and ensuring patient safety, avoiding unnecessary costs in delivering care, stimulating investments in health IT, and making performance results visible. It is a voluntary program that evaluates the quality of physician care free of charge. Other incentives for participation include feedback on improvements, and physician care free of charge....
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- Spring '10
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Electronic health record, Clinical trial