In early July 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services published a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) to provide detailed requirements for the implementation of Exchanges. However, guidance on how Exchanges should measure and report on health care quality is only addressed very broadly in the NPRM. This paper summarizes a panel discussion, convened by the Engelberg Center, on how Exchanges can improve health care quality and value through better measurement, purchasing strategies, and providing consumers with compelling quality information to enable more informed health care decisions.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.