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Figure 1: CMS's Phased Approach to Providing Value Modifier
(VM) Reports to Eligible Professionals (EP) 7
Figure 2: Private Entity Examples of Hemoglobin A1C Measures
as Presented in Four Sample Reports 13
Figure 3: Private Entity's Display of Information on Specialty
Referral Patterns in a Sample Report 15
Figure 4: Private Entity Examples of Emergency Department (ED)
Visit Measures as Presented in Two Sample Reports 16
Figure 5: Private Entity Examples of Benchmark Comparisons as
Presented in Three Sample Reports 17
Figure 6: Illustration of Timelines to Report Production for Health
Insurers and Statewide Health Care Collaboratives 19
Figure 7: Cost Measures Displayed in CMS's 2013 Quality and
Resource Use Reports 25
Figure 8: Performance Benchmarks Displayed in CMS's 2013
Quality and Resource Use Reports 26
Figure 9: CMS Sample Composite Scores, Quality Tier, and Value
Figure 10: Report Generation Timeline for CMS Performance
Feedback Reports, September 2013 30
GAO-14-279 Medicare Provider Feedback
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Medicare: Certain Physician Feedback Reporting Practices of Private Entities Could Improve CMS's Efforts, report, March 26, 2014; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300690/m1/4/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.