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Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Mar;35(3):401-6. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1258.

US Physician Practices Spend More Than $15.4 Billion Annually To Report Quality Measures.

Author information

1
Lawrence P. Casalino (lac2021@med.cornell.edu) is the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York City.
2
David Gans is a senior fellow at the Medical Group Management Association, in Denver, Colorado.
3
Rachel Weber is a data analyst at the Medical Group Management Association.
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Meagan Cea is a research coordinator in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Amber Tuchovsky is a data analyst at the Medical Group Management Association.
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Tara F. Bishop is an associate professor in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Yesenia Miranda is a research coordinator in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Brittany A. Frankel is a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Kristina B. Ziehler is an assistant director at the Medical Group Management Association.
10
Meghan M. Wong is an assistant director at the Medical Group Management Association.
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Todd B. Evenson is chief operating officer at the Medical Group Management Association.

Abstract

Each year US physician practices in four common specialties spend, on average, 785 hours per physician and more than $15.4 billion dealing with the reporting of quality measures. While much is to be gained from quality measurement, the current system is unnecessarily costly, and greater effort is needed to standardize measures and make them easier to report.

KEYWORDS:

Cost of Health Care; Organization and Delivery of Care; Physician Payment; Physicians; Quality Of Care

PMID:
26953292
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1258
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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