The Michigan State Medical Society has created a new Quality Alert, titled "The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)." This new alert explains the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and how it fits within the practice of Medicine. HEDIS is used to measure performance by health plans. The National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) defines HEDIS as a "set of standardized performance measures designed to ensure that purchasers and consumers have the information they need to reliably compare the performance of health care plans." More than 90 percent of health plans use HEDIS scores to measure performance on care and service.
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