The American Hospital Association in a letter to congressional leaders offers numerous suggestions for improving quality measurement programs for Medicare and pay-for-performance programs.

The letter to Rep. Dave Camp, chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means; and Sen. Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is a response to lawmakers’ request for comments about alternative Medicare physician payment methods, removing barriers to clinical integration of providers and medical liability reform, as well as improved quality measures. AHA recommends:

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