Driving health improvements through measurement alignment
Healthcare quality and cost measurement aims to provide better, more affordable care for individuals and the community. Measuring and incenting the right things is important but doing so requires experts to agree on what those things should be.
Creating a core set of healthcare measures to focus and align priorities is the first step toward aligning incentives around the things that matter. Experts from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky have created the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS), which brings together the priorities of consumers, providers, payers, and purchasers. By focusing on everything, we focus on nothing. But by focusing on the right things, we can drive improvements.
About the Measures Set
The Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set consists of 38 primary care measures, intended to align measurement efforts toward shared areas of focus. This makes Kentucky one of the first states in the nation to create a healthcare measurement set.
Meet the Team
The KCHMS was created by the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee, made up of approximately experts from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Organizations with representatives on the committee include:
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
Ashland Children’s Clinic
Estill Medical Clinic
Family Health Centers
Foundation for a Health Kentucky
GE Appliances, a Haier company
KY Department for Medicaid Services
Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Kentucky Health Information Exchange
Kentucky Hospital Association
Kentucky Nurses Association
KentuckyOne Health Partners
Kentucky Primary Care Association
Kentucky Regional Extension Center
Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization
Kentucky Voices for Health
Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation
Papa John’s International Inc.
Passport Health Plan
St. Elizabeth Physicians
UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative
UK College of Medicine
WellCare of KY
White House Clinics