Care coordination is a part of performance measurement, MAP asserts

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There's a continuing need to align performance measurement across long-term care with other settings, and to increase care coordination, according to a new report from the Measure Applications Partnership.

MAP is a National Quality Forum-convened group that provides input to the Department of Health and Human Services. Its third annual report focuses on performance measures across 20 federal programs. MAP began reviewing 230 measures in federal programs in December and evaluated hundreds of comments from stakeholders. The “MAP 2014 Recommendations on Measures for More Than 20 Federal Programs” was released Thursday.

In the post-acute care and long-term care performance measurement section of the report, MAP identified 13 core measures in “high-leverage areas.” These include long-term care providers examining advanced care planning as a goal, and evaluating safety issues for residents such as fall rate and pressure ulcers.

“The PAC/LTC core measure concepts that MAP found would greatly enhance the current measure sets include goal attainment; medication management, medication reconciliation, and adverse drug events; functional and cognitive status; patient and family experience of care and engagement in care; shared decision-making; and transitions in care,” the report states.

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