AMA group endorses quality measures

A group of medical societies brought together by the American Medical Association continued last week to define its approach on quality measurement. The consortium, which includes more than 100 specialty and state medical societies, has developed 184 physician quality measures to date. The 184 measures address conditions that represent 80 percent of Medicare reimbursement, including asthma, hypertension and heart failure. Now the group, the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, has added 10 more approved measures to the mix. The new measures cover prostate treatment, prevention of hospital-acquired infections and breast and colorectal cancer pathology reporting.

To learn more about the measures:
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