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Public Comment Summary Available for Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals (EP eCQM) – Potential Opioid Overuse

April 3, 2018 - 11:34am
  • The Call for Public Comment ran from January 10, 2018 to February 9, 2018.
  • The public comment summary was submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 26, 2018.

Project Overview:

CMS has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to develop an eCQMinfo-icon that assesses potential opioid overuse. The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measuresinfo-icon Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionalsinfo-icon. The contract number is HHSM-500-2013-13011I/HHSM-500-T0001. As part of its measure development process, CMS requests that interested parties submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that are developed under this project.

Project Objectives:

The goal of this project is to develop eCQMsinfo-icon for use by eligible cliniciansinfo-icon for CMS quality payment programs. We consulted with clinical experts and a multi-stakeholder technical expert panel to develop the measure of Potential Opioid Overuse. As part of the measure development process, we solicited comments from the public about the face validityinfo-icon, feasibility, usability, and potential use of the draft measure.

Comment Summary:

The documents,including a summary of public comments and the original measures are found in the Download section on the CMS site.

Last Updated: April 3, 2018