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 eCQM that assesses potential opioid overuse. 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 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 eCQMs for use by eligible clinicians 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 validity, 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