National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan (Text Version)

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National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan

National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan

AHRQ Annual Meeting
September 27, 2010

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The Affordable Care Act (P.L.111-148)

The Affordable Care Act (P.L.111-148)

  • Calls on the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a national strategy, plan, and priorities to improve:
    • The delivery of health care services
    • Patient health outcomes
    • Population health

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The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act

  • Requires:
    • Agency-specific plans and benchmarks to achieve the national priorities
    • Alignment with meaningful use of HIT [Health Information Technology]
    • Strategies to align private and public payers
    • Collaboration, coordination, and consultation with state agencies
    • Input from multi-stakeholder entities including NQF

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The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act

  • HHS welcomes comments and suggestions on all aspects of the proposed framework, principles, and other details of National Quality Strategy.
  • Narrative describing work to date is:
    • Posted on the HHS.gov
    • Includes questions to gather valuable feedback in specified areas
    • Is open for public comment until Oct.15

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National Quality Strategy-Context and Current Landscape

National Quality Strategy—Context and Current Landscape

  • Multiple provisions of the Affordable Care Act describe programs that:
    • Build on and expand existing efforts to assess and improve quality of care and population health
    • Seek to foster higher quality, more affordable care
    • Span hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and various other providers

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National Quality Strategy-Context and Current Landscape

National Quality Strategy—Context and Current Landscape

  • A wide array of key efforts are already underway in the private sector, states, and local communities.
  • Federal, state, and private-sector quality initiatives have all identified challenges and opportunities to improve nation's health care.

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Sample Public and Private Strategic Initiatives and Frameworks

Sample Public and Private Strategic Initiatives and Frameworks

  • Crossing the Quality Chasm's "Quality Framework
  • National Priority Partnership's "National Priorities and Goals"
  • HHS National Prevention Strategy
  • HHS Health People 2020
  • AHRQ National Quality Disparities Report
  • "Let's Move" Initiative
  • National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • National Commission on Workforce Development
  • Legislatively mandated Medicare quality programs (e.g., RHQDAPU, PQRI, e-prescribing)
  • Meaningful use of health IT
  • National, regional and State-based initiatives

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National Quality Strategy

National Quality Strategy

  • Will seek to promote alignment and common focus across the public and private sectors at all levels.
  • Will foster strong private/public partnership.
  • Will seek shared commitment to make sure that Americans receive consistent, high-quality, safe, and affordable care.

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National Quality Strategy: Core Principles

National Quality Strategy: Core Principles

  • Guide the framework and development of goals, targets, and plans:
    • Person-centeredness and family engagement
    • Address all ages, populations, service locations, and sources of coverage
    • Eliminate disparities in care
    • Alignment of efforts of public and private sectors

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National Quality Strategy: Core Principles

National Quality Strategy: Core Principles

  • Feed Back Questions:
    • Are the proposed principles for the National Quality Strategy appropriate?
    • What is missing or how could the principles be better guides for the Framework, Principles, and Goals?

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National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

  • Better Care
  • Affordable Care
  • Healthy People and Healthy Communities

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National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

  • Better Care:
    • Person-centered
    • Addresses the quality, safety, access, and reliability of care delivery
    • Actively engages patients and families
    • Renders best possible care at all stages of health and disease

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National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

  • Affordable Care:
    • Reins in unsustainable costs for:
      • Families
      • Government
      • Private sector

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National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

  • Healthy People/Healthy Communities:
    • Promotes health and wellness at all levels through strong partnerships between health care providers, individuals, and community resources.

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National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

National Quality Strategy: Draft Framework

  • Feedback Questions:
    • Is the proposed Framework for the National Quality Strategy sound and easily understood?
    • Does the Framework set the right initial direction for the National Quality Strategy and Plan? How can it be improved?

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National Quality Strategy: Legislative Criteria for Priorities

National Quality Strategy: Legislative Criteria for Priorities

  • Demonstrates the greatest potential for improving health outcomes, efficiency, and patient-centeredness of health care for all populations, including children and vulnerable populations.
  • Shows potential for rapid improvement in quality and efficiency.
  • Addresses gaps in quality, efficiency, comparative effectiveness information, health outcomes measures, and data aggregation techniques.
  • Improves federal payment policy to emphasize quality and efficiency.

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National Quality Strategy: Legislative Criteria for Priorities

National Quality Strategy: Legislative Criteria for Priorities

  • Enhances the use of health care data to improve quality, efficiency, transparency, and outcomes.
  • Addresses the health care provided to patients with high-cost chronic diseases.
  • Improves research and dissemination of strategies and best practices to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors, preventable admissions and readmissions, and healthcare-associated infections.
  • Reduces health disparities across health disparities populations and geographic areas.

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National Quality Strategy: Priorities

National Quality Strategy: Priorities

  • Feed Back Question:
    • Using the legislative criteria for identifying national priorities, what priorities for improvement should be addressed for:
      • Better Care?
      • Affordable Care?
      • Healthy People/Healthy Communities?

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National Quality Strategy: Goals

National Quality Strategy: Goals

  • Aspirational, actionable, and aligned across the Nation.
  • Example: Reduce by XX% the overall rate of preventable instances of XX healthcare acquired conditions in XX years.

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National Quality Strategy: Goals

National Quality Strategy: Goals

  • Feed Back Question
    • What aspirational goals should be set for the next 5 years, and to what extent should goals be identified for a shorter timeframe?

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National Quality Strategy: Measures of Progress

National Quality Strategy: Measures of Progress

  • There may not be a one to one correlation between a broadly stated goal and a single measure.
  • Where possible, we should use or build on existing and widely-used measures or measure sets that have been reviewed and endorsed by multiple stakeholders.
  • Future measure development should be prioritized and aligned to the national goals and framework.

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National Quality Strategy: Measures of Progress

National Quality Strategy: Measures of Progress

  • Feed Back Questions:
    • Are there existing, well-established, and widely used measures that can be used or adapted to assess progress?
    • What measures would best guide public and private sector action, as well as support assessing the nation's progress to meeting the goals in the National Quality Strategy?

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Additional Feedback Questions

Additional Feedback Questions

  • The success of the National Quality Strategy is, in large part, dependent on the ability of diverse stakeholders across both the public and private sectors to work together.
  • Do you have recommendations on how key entities, sectors, or stakeholders can best be engaged to drive progress based on the National Quality Strategy and Plan?

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Additional Feedback Questions

Additional Feedback Questions

  • Given the role that States can play in organizing health care delivery for vulnerable populations, do the principles and framework address the needs and issues of these populations?
  • Are there priorities and goals that should be considered specifically to address State needs?

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Additional Feedback Questions

Additional Feedback Questions

  • What measures or measure sets should be considered to reflect States' activities, priorities, and concerns?
  • What are some key recommendations on how to engage with States and ensure continued alignment with the National Quality Strategy?

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To Submit Comments

To Submit Comments

  • Click button on HHS.gov homepage
  • Email national_quality_strategy@hhs.gov
  • Write or fax comments to:
    • Agency for Research and Quality
    • Attention Nancy Wilson
    • Room 3216
    • 540 Gaither Road
    • Rockville MD 20850
    • Fax: 301.427.1210
  • Deadline for input October 15, 2010

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Questions?

Questions?

Current as of December 2010
Internet Citation: National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan (Text Version). December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2010/clancy-wilson/index.html