The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two opportunities related to measurement development that hospitals and individuals can participate in.
The first is a call for hospitals who would like to participate in developing multiple measures related to 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. For more information email Shari Glickman or Kirsten Barrett with the Mathematica project team.
The second opportunity is for participation in a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) that is tasked with measure development for the Quality Payment Program. Nominations are being accepted for technical experts in a number of different areas, including:
- Consumer/patient/family (caregiver) perspective.
- Frontline clinicians with experience in: Emergency medicine, neurology, allergy/immunology, rheumatology, or physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- Individual clinical practices, medical groups or accountable care organizations.
- Consumer or patient advocacy.
- Personal experience receiving care for a neurological condition, a rheumatic disease, asthma or other allergic or immunological disorder, a musculoskeletal disorder or emergency medical care.
- Experience as a family member or caregiver of a person receiving such care.
- Clinical quality measurement, including domains such as care coordination, patient safety, appropriate use and population health and prevention.
- Qualified clinical data registries.
- Health information technology.
Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) Dec. 20. Click here for more information.