Summary Report Available for Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals (EP eCQM) Changes in Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) Following Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

February 15, 2018 - 4:04pm
eCQM Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals 

The Call for Public Comment period closed on November 29, 2017.

Project Overview: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 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). 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 may be suitable for this project.
Project Objectives:The goal of this project is to develop eCQMs for use by eligible clinicians for CMS quality payment programs. To develop the Changes in Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PROs for PCI) measure, the project team has conducted a review of the relevant literature, done preliminary qualitative testing, and consulted with clinical experts and a technical expert panel made up of multiple stakeholders. To harmonize efforts across similar measures, the project team has collaborated with the Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (Yale CORE), which is developing a similar measure for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program under contract with CMS. Under CMS direction, the project team has worked closely with Yale CORE to align the two measures. The teams have shared research and findings as well as the narrative specifications, cohort exclusions, and measure outcome information (a minimally important difference approach); the two teams collaborated to identify the preferred PROM tools—the SAQ-7 and RDS. Finally, as part of the measure development process, the project team solicited feedback from the public about the feasibility, face validity, and usability of the draft measure.
Comment Summary:A summary of public comments can be found below in the Download section of the post.
  • eCQM Public Comment Summary Report PCI FSA

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/PC-Updates-on-Previous-Comment-Periods.html#0208  

Last Updated: February 16, 2018