Call for Public Comment for the Draft Measure: ADHD Symptom Reduction in Follow-up Period

November 22, 2017 - 11:51am

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has engaged Mathematica Policy Research to test two pediatric measures – one focused on vision screenings and the other on ADHD symptom improvement. At this time, ONC is inviting the public to comment on draft measure specifications for the ADHD: Symptom Reduction in Follow-up Period measure.


Participating in public comment

To read the measure specifications and the call for public comment, please visit the CMS website at the following link and access the “Downloads” at the bottom of the page:


ONC is asking stakeholders to review and provide feedback on this measure. All comments are welcome, but we are particularly interested in feedback in the following areas:

  • Whether the data elements are available in an enterprise electronic health record (EHR) 
  • The feasibility of collecting and submitting data on this measure under CMS’s quality reporting programs
  • The usefulness of the measure in assessing the quality of care for Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries
  • The appropriateness of the measure for assessing the performance of physicians

The JIRA comment tool will be used to submit comments on the measure specifications referenced above.  Please use the links and guidance in the attachments provided to submit your comments.  The public comment period began on November 21, 2017 and ends on December 20, 2017.

Note: Value sets for public comment are accessible in a separate online database. Instructions for accessing the measure’s value sets in the Value Set Authority Center are included in the instructions in the attachments.


Last Updated: November 22, 2017