Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Studies of August

At the very time we’re tempted to sneak a snooze in the hammock a last time or two, we’ve been jarred from our late-August stupor by a traffic jam of reports emanating from a variety of government bodies. Oblivious to the rites of season, studies like these cycle through the landscape on their own unrelenting… Read More »

CMS, GAO Underscore Ebb and Flow of Quality Measures

That development and use of quality measures can be an excruciatingly gradual process marked by policy ebbs and flows was pointed up by two items that came across the transom of our research platform last week. On the one hand, quality-measure proponents might see forward momentum in CMS’ request for comments on development of a… Read More »