- Premier has unveiled a new initiative, QUEST 2020, to assist value-based care delivery practices.
- The program builds on Premier’s QUEST collaborative, a quality-improvement initiative launched in 2008 to help hospitals prepare for alternative payment models.
- Participants will share acute, ambulatory and community health data to set national standards for care delivery.
QUEST 2020 is a three-year program to help health systems connect with peers, evidence-based practices and data. The program is aligned with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Quality Strategy to provide care for individuals and the community. A key feature of QUEST 2020 is helping stakeholders understand and comply with federal reimbursement requirements, such as the MACRA and the MIPS. The program officially activates in January 2017 as new policies for physicians and post-acute care providers begin assessing performance to determine value-based payment.
The program is driven across six priority areas: Safety, communication and care coordination, affordable care, person and family experience, health and wellbeing, and prevention and treatment. In addition, QUEST 2020 provides three entry points based on participant needs:
- Compliance: Translate and comply with legislative implications, as well as regulatory reporting and programmatic requirements.
- Improvement: Help performance by integrating and effectively analyzing ambulatory, community and quality data.
- Specialized: Engage a broad scope of stakeholders outside the quality department and beyond hospital walls.