NCQA to launch outcomes-based tool to boost CVD, diabetes care

04/10/2013 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

The National Committee for Quality Assurance is creating an outcomes-based measurement tool that uses EHRs to assess care for heart disease and diabetes patients. NCQA President Margaret O'Kane said widespread adoption of the Global Cardiovascular Risk Score tool "could have a profound impact on health care costs because it assesses how well providers engage in prevention and goal-setting for their high-risk patients."

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