March 13, 2015 12:15 PM
Forum | Speaker
Incorporating Patient Perspectives in Measuring Quality and Value
Patients and providers have much at stake in the January announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it intends to tie 85 percent of Medicare fee-forservice payments to value or quality by 2016. This plan represents an acceleration of the ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to move from paying for volume to paying for value. How this is done will affect the way providers— individuals and organizations—are paid, and influence efforts under way to restructure health care delivery and to give patients greater control.