Performance Measures

Performance measures are utilized in a variety of ways to help drive quality and efficiency of health care service delivery and improve patient outcomes.

Measures are an important component of the continued movement towards value-based payment, which links reimbursement for care delivery to the quality of the care provided. Performance measures are one of the mechanisms used to help assess the quality of care patients receive. They also help to provide transparency to the health care system through public reporting. 

Performance measures are developed by a variety of entities including payers, credentialing bodies, and medical specialty societies. They look at many aspects of the health care system. including processes, outcomes, systems of care delivery, and patient perceptions. 

On this page, existing measures that align with the currently approved and supported Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) recommendations are highlighted. The measures listed on this page do not constitute endorsement by the Advisory Panel members or the WPSI nor are they intended to be an exhaustive list of available measures.