Issues

“High-quality, comprehensive data on the full range of populations are essential to closing gaps in care as it creates opportunities for payers, health care providers and patient advocates to design and implement targeted solutions to meet the needs of perpetually underserved groups.” 

NMQF President & CEO Dr. Gary A. Puckrein

As the U.S. embraces a rich heritage of diversity, collecting and reporting accurate patient data methods are critical to providing the best health care options – especially for historically underrepresented communities.

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) data collection standards remain static. The 30-year delay in updates challenges the ability to accurately identify and appropriately address health disparities.

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