The Quality Aligning Steering Committee (QASC) is a collaborative effort among existing quality alliances, government, physicians, nurses, hospitals, health insurers, consumers, accrediting agencies and foundations that works to improve the quality of health care across the United States. QASC works to ensure that quality measures are constructed and reported in a clear and consistent way that informs both consumer and employer decision-making, as well as the efforts of practitioners to improve.
Institution to be Named
- $8,724,232.00 awarded to Brookings Institution - Housing QASC's core project staff to carry out its overall work, including oversight and coordination of the various grants
- $4,165,395.00 awarded to America's Health Insurance Plans Foundation Inc. (AHIP) - Developing a data aggregation method to construct performance measures assessing quality and cost-effectiveness and differences in quality measures
- $1,178,095.00 awarded to Northwestern University - Developing and implementing a starter set of episode-based cost measures for common types of health care services
- $1,178,095.00 awarded to American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education Foundation - Developing and implementing a starter set of episode-based cost measures for common types of health care services