The Department of Health and Human Services should comprehensively plan and set timelines for its efforts to develop more meaningful quality measures, and prioritize its development of electronic quality measures and related data elements for the core measures it and private payers have agreed to use, the Government Accountability Office said in a report today. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 called for GAO to examine the use of quality measures across HHS programs and private payers, with a focus on reducing burden. In the report, HHS concurs with the GAO recommendations.