CMS Seeking Hospitals to Participate in Measure Development Testing Opportunity

November 20, 2017 - 5:18pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently seeking hospitals to help test multiple measures of adverse patient safety events that can be improved with high quality care.

 Interested hospitals will need to have been electronically capturing the data elements required to calculate one or more of the patient safety measures under development, such as those related to: hypoglycemia, hospital acquired pressure injury, opioid-related adverse events, and acute kidney injury. The testing activities will involve hospital staff speaking with the Mathematica project team about their workflows and the data elements they capture in their electronic health record (EHR). Hospitals will be asked to extract patient-level data from the EHR including all of the data elements required to calculate the measure. Additionally, hospitals will be asked to verify the accuracy of the data elements by abstracting a sample of charts. The de-identified patient-level data will be shared with Mathematica for measure analysis. Hospitals will receive feedback from Mathematica about the success of their data extraction and verification as well as the results from their data including rates of patient harms.

 If you are interested in assisting with this activity, please contact Shari Glickman at SGlickman@mathematica-mpr.com or Kirsten Barrett at KBarrett@mathematica-mpr.com