An update to the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set is open for public comment through June 10, 2021. Click here to review the proposed updates and provide feedback.
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 experts from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Organizations with representatives on the committee include:
All Children Pediatrics
CHI St Joseph Health Partners
Development and Growth Strategies LLC
Family Health Centers
Foundation for a Health Kentucky
GE Appliances, a Haier company
Have a Heart Clinic
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Kentucky Department of Public Health
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
KY Department of Public Health
Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services
Kentucky Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
Kentucky Health Collaborative
Kentucky Health Information Exchange
Kentucky Hospital Association
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
Kentucky Primary Care Association
Kentucky Regional Extension Center
Louisville Center for Health Equity
Mental Health America of Kentucky
Papa John’s International Inc.
Passport Health Plan by Molina
St. Elizabeth Physicians
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville SPHIS
White House Clinics
Proposed Measures for 2021 KCHMS Update
KCHMS subcommittees have announced recommendations for modifications to the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set. The public is encouraged to provide feedback through June 10, 2021. The KCHMS Oversight Committee will finalize recommendations after that date.