MHA’s Noga Selected for State Quality Measure Taskforce

MHA’s VP of Clinical Affairs Patricia Noga, R.N., PhD, has been selected to serve on the Executive Office of Health & Human Services Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce. The taskforce advises the state on identifying population-based quality measure sets for use in alternative payment models, MassHealth accountable care organizations, and the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, among other uses. 
The healthcare sector has repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that a variety of quality measure sets exist, oftentimes requiring duplicative reporting, and generating confusion among the consumers they are intended to help. Aside from reporting to federal agencies, hospitals also report quality metrics to state agencies, health insurance companies, and independent groups.