Health Care Quality and Cost Council

Adds 3 seats to the Health Care Quality and Cost Council (QCC), including representatives of small and large business and a licensed clinician. Members of the QCC must vote annually to select a chair and new 4-member executive committee. The QCC is also designated as an independent public entity, not subject to the supervision and control of any other executive office. The QCC will no longer be permitted to meet in Executive Session.

Several functions of the Health Care Quality and Cost Council (QCC) are repealed, including the establishment of performance measures, quality benchmarks and health IT goals, as well as development of annual health care quality improvement goals. The QCC will still provide quality information through its website. The QCC will consider programs designed to improve patient safety, reduce preventable hospital readmissions, prevent chronic disease, improve coordination of care, and reduce variations in care.