Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on Quality Improvement in State-Based Marketplaces

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Under the ACA, the health insurance marketplaces can encourage improvements in health care quality by: allowing consumers to compare plans based on quality and value, setting common quality improvement requirements for qualified health plans, and collecting quality and cost data to inform improvements. This issue brief reviews actions taken by state-based marketplaces to improve health care quality in three areas: 1) using selective contracting to drive quality and delivery system reforms; 2) informing consumers about plan quality; and 3) collecting data to inform quality improvement.

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Date: Sep 2014
Author: The Commonwealth Fund