Call for Public Comment – Electronic Clinical Quality Measures for (1) Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Indicating Overtreatment in the Elderly and (2) Annual Wellness Assessment: Preventive Care

August 2, 2017 - 8:39pm

RE: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to develop a diabetes overtreatment clinical quality measure and a composite measure of preventive care related to patients who receive annual wellness visits, both calculated from electronic health record data. The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals. The contract number is HHSM-500-2013-13011I/HHSM-500-T0001. As part of its measure development process, CMS requests interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project.

Documents and Measures for Comment:

On the CMS Quality Measures Public Comment Page, the following files are found in the Download section of the page where they are provided for review and comment:

1. Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Indicating Overtreatment in the Elderly

a. A summary narrative of the measure specifications

b. A briefing document describing relevant background information, such as rationale for development decisions

2. Annual Wellness Assessment: Preventive Care

a. A summary narrative of the measure specifications

b. A briefing document describing relevant background information, such as rationale for development decisions and a composite method summary

All comments are welcome, but CMS is particularly interested in receiving feedback on the topics for each measure that are described in greater detail on the CMS Quality Measures Public Comment Page.

Comment Period:

The Call for Public Comment period opens on July 17, 2017 and closes on August 17, 2017.

For more information, commenting instructions, and measure-specific materials, please visit the CMS Quality Measures Public Comment Page:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/CallforPublicComment.html