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AHIMA & MGMA Testify for Data

March 28, 2007
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In a major push for data collection and reporting, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), testified recently before the American Health Information Community Quality Workgroup on industry challenges.

The testimony was based on findings from “Collecting and Reporting Data for Performance Measurement: Moving Toward Alignment,” an AHIMA and MGMA joint report urging for a standardized set of core performance measurements to resolve data collection, aggregation, and reporting issues.

“The healthcare community acknowledges the importance of standardizing performance measures to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. However, little attention has been devoted to the specific problems surrounding how the data for these measures are to be acquired, by whom, and at what cost,” said William Jessee, M.D., MGMA president and CEO.

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