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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Influencing quality in traditional Medicare (A)

Influencing quality in traditional Medicare (A)

June 1, 1999

The Secretary should define and prioritize program-wide goals for improving Medicare beneficiaries’ care. Examples of such goals might include minimizing preventable errors in health care delivery or increasing patients’ participation in their care. These goals should be periodically identified and reassessed through a formal, public process involving all stakeholders.

Topics: Quality.