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.
Performance measures aligned with the WPSI recommendations
The following performance measures align with the WPSI recommendations. They have been developed by a variety of organizations and are utilized to assess quality in many federal and non-federal programs.
Breast Cancer Screening for Average-Risk Women
Breastfeeding Services and Supplies
- AHIP: NQF 0480: PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
- MACRA: QPP: Maternity Care-Post-Partum Follow Up and Care Coordination
Screening for Cervical Cancer
- NQF 2904: Contraceptive Care-Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
- NQF 2903: Contraceptive Care-Most & Moderately Effective Methods
Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Counseling for Sexually Transmitted Infections
- AHIP: NQF 0409