Public Comment for eCQMs: Changes in Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) following Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

November 2, 2017 - 12:46pm

Project Title: Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals (EP eCQM)


  • The call for public comment period opens on October 31, 2017, and closes on November 29, 2017

Project Overview:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research and its partners, including the Lewin Group, to develop an eCQM that assesses changes in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following non-emergent PCI. The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals. 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.

Electronic specification for one new eCQM, “Changes in Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) Following Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).” The measure is defined as the percentage of patients age 18 and older who undergo a qualifying non-emergent PCI with documented improvement in self-reported functional status, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and symptoms based on a combination of disease-specific patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). The selected PROM tools are (1) the Seattle Angina Questionnaire Short Form (SAQ-7) and (2) the Rose Dyspnea Scale (RDS).

Find more information and instructions for submitting comments on the Measures Management System Public Comment webpage.

Last Updated: November 2, 2017