Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Research Area: Health
Leading consumer, labor and employer organizationsâ€”including AARP, the National Partnership for Women and Families, AFL-CIO, the Leapfrog Group, Pacific Business Group on Health and the National Business Coalition on Healthâ€”endorse the Patient Charter for Physician Performance Measurement, Reporting and Tiering Programs (the â€œPatient Charterâ€).
These organizations believe that independent review of the design and implementation of programs developed by health plans to inform consumers will ensure transparency, fairness and promote the continued strengthening of measurement programs to meet the needs of patients. They also believe the Patient Charter strikes a balance between standardization and innovation.
This document lays out important details surrounding the background and implementation of the Charter.