Dear PMAC Member,
Welcome to the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee, a public-private partnership between Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KDMS) and the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC). The purpose of the PMAC and its subcommittees is to create a core healthcare measure set for Kentucky, with the ultimate expectation for the measure set to be adopted by public and private organizations to better focus improvement efforts toward shared areas.
I want to welcome you and thank each one of you for volunteering to serve on a subcommittee. Each of you has chosen to invest in the healthcare performance improvement of our state by serving in this role. Each of you has a passion for quality healthcare measurement, and I am particularly excited to get started on our work.
What we have launched is not a small lift. Healthcare measurement alignment is tough work, and it’s not for the faint of heart. It isn’t easy to sift through hundreds of measures to identify the ones that will give us the greatest insight into how our healthcare systems are performing, while also continuing to honor the various reporting standards given by dozens of other organizations. However, while the daunting quality of the work has the potential to be a deterrent, it is important to push for reduction and alignment around meaningful measures that ultimately will drive change in our community, reduce measurement burden, and improve adherence to evidence-based medicine and health outcomes.
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative