HHS accepting public comments on National Quality Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting comments and suggestions on the proposed structure, principles, conceptualization, and specific details of the National Quality Strategy and Plan, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

The set of potential “core principles” of the Plan include:

  • Person-centeredness and family engagement in all improvement efforts
  • The strategy will include all ages, populations, service locations, and sources of coverage
  • Eliminating disparities in care
  • The design and implementation of the strategy will seek to align the efforts of public and private sectors 

(Sources: National Health Care Strategy Quality and Plan, http://www.hhs.gov/, September 9, 2010; AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, September 14, 2010)