Submit Quality Measures Suggestions for the Physician Quality Reporting System

//Submit Quality Measures Suggestions for the Physician Quality Reporting System

Submit Quality Measures Suggestions for the Physician Quality Reporting System

Submit Quality Measures Suggestions for the Physician Quality Reporting System

CMS is accepting quality measure suggestions for potential inclusion in the proposed set of quality measures in PQRS for future rule-making years. Quality measures submitted in this Call for Measures will also be considered for use in other quality programs.

Measure Types
CMS is seeking a set of quality measures that are outcome-based, rather than clinical process measures. Other measure types of interest to CMS include:

Patient safety and adverse events
Appropriate use of diagnostics and therapeutics
Care coordination and communication
Patient experience and patient-reported outcomes
Measures of cost and resource use
Please note: CMS is not accepting claims-based only reporting measures in this process.

2014 Comment Schedule
Beginning this year, the Call for Measures will remain open indefinitely. The month that a measure is submitted for consideration will determine when it may be included on the Measures Under Consideration (MUC) list.

Measures submitted from May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 may be considered for inclusion on the 2014 MUC list for implementation in PQRS as early as 2016.

Measures submitted July 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 may be considered for inclusion on the 2015 MUC list for implementation in PQRS as early as 2017.

Submission Requirements
When submitting measures, please keep the following in mind:

Submissions must include all required supporting documentation [ZIP]
Submissions should not be duplicative of another existing or proposed measure
Submitted measures must be further along in development than a measure concept
Review the CMS website for other requirements.

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