Performance measures are a key component in health care quality. They serve as a mechanism to evaluate quality and cost-of-care performance. They drive improvement, allow patients to make informed decisions, and are used to influence provider payment. Measures can also provide an objective assessment of how well and how appropriately health care is delivered compared to recognized standards.
The ACR has convened a cross-specialty, multi-disciplinary technical expert panel (TEP) to identify and define new measures for quality improvement and potentially for use in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality reporting programs and ACR’s National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR), a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR).