Spurred by groundbreaking research in 2013 on the lack of alignment in quality measures at all levels of health care, widespread action is underway to significantly improve alignment. Federal agencies, the Institute of Medicine, state and regional quality measurement initiatives, health plans, private purchasers and consumers have all launched major efforts in this area.
The Buying Value Measure Selection Tool assists states, employers, consumer organizations and providers in aligning measure sets. Recommendations on a consensus model for developing core measure sets and a downloadable Measure Selection Tool represent major progress towards the goal of highly aligned quality measure sets.
The Buying Value Benchmark Repository, created in 2018, builds upon the Buying Value Measure Selection Tool. The downloadable Repository is a database of non-HEDIS and modified HEDIS measures in use by state purchasers and regional health improvement collaboratives and associated performance levels. This resource, along with an online forum, allows states and regional health improvement collaboratives to identify and maximize use performance measures that best fit their needs.