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April 25, 2023

White Paper: Advancing Best Practices For Goal Attainment Scaling

The NCQA included recommendations and strategies for implementing Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS).

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood from Ardea Outcomes was invited to kick off a series of workshops sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals led by the National Committee Quality Assurance to explore using GAS as a quality metric. With input from GAS experts around the globe, the NCQA recently released their final white paper, Advancing Best Practices for Goal Attainment Scaling. As part of the white paper, recommendations, and strategies are provided for implementing goal attainment scaling, including:

• Assuring consistency, validity, and feasibility of goal setting in practice.

• Clinician training and performance management.

• Tailoring goal setting and implementation to diverse practices.

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