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    August2 nd

    By asking individuals with complex care needs “what matters most?” person-centered outcome (PCO) measures drive care that aligns with people’s personal health goals, and encourage organizations throughout the care continuum to work together in an integrated manner.

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) convened multidisciplinary experts to review the current landscape of goal attainment scaling methodology and identify best practices for implementing the method with diverse audiences. The learnings from these convenings contributed to the following:

    1. Advancing Best Practices for Goal Attainment Scaling (white paper)
    2. Using Goal Attainment Scaling (online training module)

    These resources can help health care delivery systems and other entities start documenting what matters most to an individual in a structured way.

    Finally, a session at NCQA’s Health Innovation Summit will focus on current efforts to test the PCO measures (October 25, 2:50 pm ET). Register today.

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    February1 st

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) developed, implemented, and tested a new set of person-centered outcome (PCO) measures. PCO measures drive care that matters to people and encourage organizations throughout the care continuum to work together in an integrated manner to help people achieve their health goals.

    Learn more about how the PCO measures promote more efficient and effective health care for people with complex needs and watch a presentation of the work at the NCQA 2022 Health Innovation Summit.
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    November17 th

    A new brief from AARP Public Policy Institute presents the vision and framework for the 2023 Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard. The brief discusses AARP’s approach to the 2023 edition of the Scorecard, reflects on changes since the Scorecard was first published in 2011, and considers how future editions may best meet today’s needs.

    September22 nd

    The latest podcast from the National Committee for Quality Assurance explores person-centered outcome measures and what could be a revolutionary reorientation of the traditional doctor-patient relationship.

    June15 th

    In the latest Forefront article, TSF President and CEO Sarita A. Mohanty and The John A. Hartford Foundation President Terry Fulmer share how person-driven outcome measures benefits patients and likely helps address a multitude of pressing health care issues.

    October12 th

    A recent article highlights how person-driven outcome measures developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) can be used to assess quality, promote person-centered care, and improve the care experience for individuals and their providers.

    August25 th

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) developed outcome measures that assess whether health care is helping older adults achieve “what matters most” to them.

    Learn how states can use person-driven outcomes to drive quality and accountability in contracted health plans. Watch prior webinars:

    July14 th

    Person-driven outcome (PDO) measures assess the quality of care based on what matters most to individuals.

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is building PDO measures into their programs for health care entities and states to consider using in order to drive quality and accountability. Watch a recent webinar highlighting how states can apply enhanced home-and community-based services funding to quality improvement activities, including PDO.

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    February25 th

    Read a new Playbook blog where Marc Cohen and Ann Hwang, MD discuss new research showing racial disparities in accounting for the preferences of older people, and how health systems can become more person-centered.

    January21 st

    According to new research from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, one-third of older adults report that their care preferences were rarely or only sometimes taken into account, with large variations by race, income, and other factors. Learn more!

    May30 th

    With a focus on sharing skills and resources, the Aging and Disability Business Institute (ADBI) seeks to strengthen partnerships between health care systems and community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve older adults and people with disabilities.

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