Quality Improvement Case Study

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Pearl, you mentioned in your post that quality improvement (QI) performance measures are tied to financial reimbursement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) certainly apply quality improvement to providers’ reimbursement. CMS sets rules to follow to keep health care costs down and make sure the program is not paying for treatment that is unnecessary or harmful. Private insurers are implementing restrictions as well. A patient asked yesterday about how the Affordable Care Act had affected a family practice. The provider answered that it had certainly made there more rules to follow to ensure full reimbursement of expenses. This is part of CMS’ initiative to save taxpayer money. CMS states that its programs measure data
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