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Nonprofit publishes first quality report as part of CMS' QEC program

August 30, 2014

CMS and the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation announced the publication of the first public report of provider performance using data from the CMS’ Qualified Entity Certification Program. The Oregon nonprofit, Q Corp, is one of 13 qualified entities certified by CMS.

The “announcement is the latest of several efforts that demonstrate this Administration’s commitment to making health care performance and cost more transparent,” Niall Brennan, acting director of the CMS Offices for Enterprise Management, wrote on the CMS blog.

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