An Overabundance of Metrics

In his 2015 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum address, Dr. Donald Berwick called for a 50% reduction in the number of quality metrics over the next 3 years. We are over halfway to that 3-year point, and in a post-MACRA world, the number of metrics has actually increased. The National Quality Forum currently has over 640 endorsed metrics and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Quality Payment Program has over 270 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) metrics…..more