Figuring out the best way to measure physician performance is a critical consideration for policymakers focusing on the transition to value-based care.
For example, MACRA requires physicians who participate in the MIPS quality incentive track to report on a clinically relevant subset drawing from 271 quality measures.
This makes for a careful consideration of measures to report. As Harvard Professor Michael Porter asserts, quality and performance improvements are key drivers of cost containment and higher value, where quality equates to better health outcomes.
It makes any strategic planning or decision making challenging, but there are some decisions that can set providers up for success in any case. Chief among these is investing in effective data tools.