Quality & Outcomes

Goal: Understand federal guidelines for patient outcome quality measures and reporting requirements; identify strategies to improve quality of care provided to meet the new quality requirements; and build on existing state quality initiatives.

Chair: Carolyn Bivona, American Heart Association

IMPH Staff: Maya Pack


News

  • Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

    The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate for Americans to buy health insurance has been ruled constitutional, though not under the power of Congress to regulate commerce between the states. A majority of justices ruled that the penalty an individual would pay if he or she refused to purchase insurance falls under the power of Congress to tax. The provision to expand Medicaid through connecting all Medicaid funding to states to the increase of eligibility to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level was not supported.
  • Advancing Health in South Carolina: A Summit of the ACA Implementation Initiative

    Ms. Sarah Thomas, Vice President, Public Policy & Communication at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, gave the Keynote presentation at the August 24, 2011 Advancing Health in South Carolina Summit of the ACA Implementation Initiative.

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