Checking the Check boxes- an evidence based review of quality performance measures

Alan Drabkin

DynaMed Plus, LLC

Dr Alan Drabkin is the Section Editor for Family Medicine at DynaMedPlus, a leading evidence-based clinical information resource. He produces, revises and maps content and leads the Critical Appraisal of Quality Measures project.  He is an Assistant Professor in Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the University of Cape town Medical School in South Africa and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He practiced and taught at Cambridge Health Alliance for 23 years before joining DynaMed in 2009.

Courtney Scanlon

Tufts Medical School

Courtney Scanlon is a 4th year MD/MBA student at Tufts University School of Medicine and will be starting her residency in Family Medicine at Tufts Family Medicine Cambridge Health Alliance in June 2017. She graduated from Boston College with a major in Business Management and was recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is a member of Care That Matters, a national coalition of health care providers and patients committed to facilitating the provision of health care that improves the lives of patients. Since November 2016, she has been a Research Assistant to Dr Alan Drabkin at DynaMedPlus and has focused on critical appraisal of the 2017 MIPS quality performance measures.

Ronald Adler

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ronald Adler has practiced and taught Family Medicine at UMass Medical School for more than 20 years. His interests include women’s health, quality improvement, behavioral health integration, shared decision-making, and reduction of waste with an emphasis on avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. He has created and led improvement initiatives that have focused on diabetes, hypertension and CAD; twenty practices and nearly 20,000 patients have participated in these programs.  He has also led local and state-wide initiatives to transform practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes.  He currently leads recruitment and engagement activities for the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network, funded by CMS as part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.Dr. Adler is co-founder of Care That Matters, a coalition of health care providers committed to facilitating the provision of health care that improves the lives of patients -- no more and no less.


Introduction Physicians are increasingly bound by reimbursement contracts which include the use of quality performance measures. Compliance with inappropriate quality measure implementation can increase the provision of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Alan Drabkin (DynaMed Plus, LLC)
  2. Courtney Scanlon (Tufts Medical School)
  3. Ronald Adler (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  4. Stephen Martin (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  5. Wayne Altman (Tufts Medical School)

Topic Areas

Harms of overuse (physical, psychological or system-related) , Organizational factors (such as structure and culture) that drive overuse


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