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1RUNNING HEAD: QUALITY HEALTHCARE: MEASURING NP PERFORMANCEQuality Healthcare: Measuring NP PerformanceBy: Rebecca DuncanChamberlain College of NursingProfessor Kezia LillyNR506NP: Healthcare Leadership and PolicyJanuary 25, 2020
2RUNNING HEAD: QUALITY HEALTHCARE: MEASURING NP PERFORMANCEQuality Healthcare: Measuring Nurse Practitioner PerformanceEvery person should have access to quality healthcare and feel confident in the care they receive. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) was formed to ensure the quality of patient care and measurement of patient outcomes with set standards this paper will discuss a performance measuredeveloped by Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) in which is a performance measurement tool that millions of health insurance companies use (NCQA, 2019). Three patient interventions will be discussed, and information on how a nurse practitioner (NP) would specifically measure the outcomes of the interventions listed. This paper will include how the primary care interventions result in improved patient outcomes and cost savings for the practice. Lastly, this paper will discuss how the interventions resulted in improved patient ratings and a conclusion. Patient Interventions HEDIS has six domains of care in which performance in healthcare is measured. The interventions discussed will be from the domain Effectiveness of Care and Cardiovascular Conditions (NCQA, 2019). The first two interventions selected are from these domain prevention and screenings in which include: Adult BMI Assessment and Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children/adolescents (NCQA, 2019). The third intervention is listed under Cardiovascular

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