Health Care Quality: It's Motherhood and Apple Pie. Until You Start To Measure It.
Managed Care featured HSS chief value medical officer Catherine H. MacLean, MD, PhD, in an article about the validity of physician performance measures by Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
According to a study by Dr. MacLean and the American College of Physicians (ACP), 35 percent of the quality measures were invalid.
Dr. MacLean noted that the MIPS measures did not necessarily support high quality care.
"We believe the substantial resources required to screen large populations for maltreatment and to track follow-up would be better directed at care processes whose link to improved health is supported by more robust evidence," Dr. MacLean and her researchers wrote.
"It is our hope that CMS will consider the findings and incorporate them into their plans to develop and assess future measures," said Dr. MacLean.