National Partnership for Women & Families

Stand For Quality Commends Committees’ Physician Payment Reform Proposal For Promoting High-Value Patient Care

December 11, 2013 —

Stand for Quality (SFQ) commends the Senate Finance and the House Ways and Means Committees for furthering efforts to reform Medicare physician payment by proposing a new reimbursement system that rewards quality, high-value patient care. We are pleased the plan bases the value of clinician services on quality of care, effective use of resources, and improvement of care delivery. We particularly applaud the Committees’ allocation of sustained funding for multi-stakeholder endorsement and selection of quality measures as well as development of additional quality measures.

Stand for Quality (SFQ) is a coalition of more than 70 consumer, payer, purchaser, clinician, provider, and researcher organizations. For additional information on Stand for Quality, please visit

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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