KY Core Healthcare Measures Set

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.







The Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set consists of 34 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.



“It was really exciting to contribute to such an important endeavor, joining with various stakeholders from around the state, working collectively to improve the health of the Commonwealth. By standardizing and aligning around key quality metrics, we are aiming to move the needle on population health, right here in Kentucky.”

Misty Roberts | Associate Vice President, Clinical Quality Officer | Humana Inc.




MEET THE TEAM

The KCHMS was created by the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee, made up of approximately 70 experts from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Organizations with representatives on the committee include:

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky

Anthem BCBS

Ashland Children’s Clinic

CareSource

Estill Medical Clinic

Family Health Centers

Foundation for a Health Kentucky

GE Appliances, a Haier company

Friedell Committee

Humana

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services

Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Kentucky Health Information Exchange

Kentucky Medical 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

Norton Healthcare

Papa John’s International Inc.

Passport Health Plan

QSource

St. Elizabeth Physicians

WellCare of KY

White House Clinics

UK College of Medicine

UK Healthcare

UofL Hospital

UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative

University of Louisville Physicians




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NEWS ABOUT KCHMS

Call for Applications – 2019 Performance Measures Alignment Committee

Kentucky Core Measures Set Reflects Diversity of Thought, Collaboration

PMAC Participants Use Objective and Methodical Process to Select Core Measures

Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set Finalized

KY Core Measures Set Now Available for Comment

Members for KHC/KDMS Measurement Alignment Committee Announced

KHC Joins Forces with Other Healthcare Stakeholders in Measurement Alignment Initiative

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