Another Group Hopes To Measure Quality of Care

There's a new player in quality measurement: the National Forum for Healthcare Quality Measurement and Reporting. Though the Quality Forum, as it calls itself, has yet to develop a framework for measurement, the group wants to help users make sense of quality data.

The group's ambitious goals: To measure quality of health plans and physicians with a minimum of duplication; collect and disseminate appropriate data to providers, purchasers, and consumers; and foster use of QM data to promote consumer dialogue about health care quality. The Quality Forum is chaired by Gail Warden, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health Plan.

Also in the quality assurance realm, the National Association of Dental Plans and the American Accreditation Health Care Commission launched a joint accreditation program for dental plans, using NADP's new standards.

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