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Core Measures are hospital quality measures that are monitored and reported to the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). They are evidence-based practices, scientifically researched standards of care which result in improved clinical outcomes for patients, and impact Value Based Purchasing reimbursement. They assist us to provide optimal care across all patient populations, help us identify areas where we can improve patient outcomes, and provide a focus for the development of clinical pathways and standard order sets.
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Laudenbach, Nikki; Patterson, Kristi; and Upcraft, Carol, "Core Measures" (2013). Nursing Posters. 12.