S 2774 – MassachusettsStatus: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
An Act investing in the future of our health(a) There shall be a task force to make recommendations on aligned measures of health care provider quality and health system performance to ensure consistency in the use of quality measures in contracts between payers, including carriers, and health care providers in the commonwealth, ensure consistency in methods for evaluating providers for tiered network products, reduce administrative burden, improve transparency for consumers, improve health system monitoring and oversight by relevant state agencies, and improve quality and equity of care. The task force shall make recommendations on aligned measures of health care provider quality and health system performance for use in: (i) contracts between payers, including carriers, and health care providers in the commonwealth, provider organizations and accountable care organizations that incorporate quality measures into payment terms, including the designation of a set of core measures and a set of non-core measures; (ii) assigning tiers to health care providers in the design of any health plan; (iii) consumer transparency websites and other methods of providing consumer information; and (iv) monitoring system-wide performance. The task force shall monitor its recommended aligned measures of health care provider quality and health system performance, and shall update its recommendations each year, as needed.
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