Fierce Healthcare, Rose Meltzer, December 4, 2018

The eight core measure sets available so far include primary care and seven specialties.

The great irony of quality measures in their current state is that they exist to make care better, but they create inefficiencies at the same time.

To that end, the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) was formalized on Tuesday by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Quality Forum (NQF) to align quality measures.

According to its website, CQMC “is a multi-stakeholder, voluntary effort created to promote measure alignment and harmonization across public and private payers.” The group has developed eight core measure sets that cover primary care and seven medical specialties: cardiology, gastroenterology, HIV/hepatitis C, medical oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics and

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