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CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015

CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care delivery system to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people, the agency announced in a blog post.

“This report is a comprehensive assessment of quality measures used by CMS,” Patrick Conway, MD, deputy administrator for innovation and quality, and chief medical officer at CMS, wrote in the blog. “It examines the effectiveness and impact of measurement and demonstrates our commitment to achieving optimal results from our quality measurement programs.”

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