The Core Quality Measures Collaborative – a formal collaboration of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in partnership with the National Quality Forum (NQF) – defines a core measure set as a parsimonious group of scientifically sound measures that efficiently promote a patient-centered assessment of quality and should be prioritized for adoption in value-based purchasing and alternative payment models. They are developed and maintained using a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based process and established selection principles. The core sets of quality measures can be implemented across both commercial and government payers.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology core set contains several measures NQF endorsed at the facility or health plan level or focused on the inpatient care setting. Core set users should ensure adequate measure denominator size based on their patient population. The core sets can be used in their entirety to holistically assess quality or can serve as a starting point when selecting measures to meet specific goals.

Authors: Core Quality Measures Collaborative

Published: September 2020

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