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Public Comment Page: Currently Accepting Comments 

This page serves as the designated site for CMS to solicit public comments on proposed quality measures.

Instructions for Providing Comments:

  • If you are providing comments on behalf of an organization, include the organization’s name and your contact information
  • If you are commenting as an individual, submit identifying or contact information
  • Please indicate which measure(s) you are commenting on
  • You may submit general comments on the entire set of measures or you may provide comments specific to individual measures
  • Do not include personal health information in your comments. Your comments may be shared publicly.

List of Currently Accepting Comments: 

 

Project Title: Development of a Clinician-Level and Clinician Group-Level Total Hip Arthroplasty and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (THA and TKA) Patient-Reported Outcome-Based Performance Measure (PRO- PM)

Dates:

The Call for Public Comment period opens on October 19, 2021 and closes on November 17, 2021

Project Overview:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a Clinician-Level and Clinician Group-Level Total Hip Arthroplasty and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (THA and TKA) Patient- Reported Outcome-Based Performance Measure (PRO-PM). The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospitals and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 2. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order Number HHSM- 75CMC19F0001. As part of its measure development process, CORE requests interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project. The goal of this measure is to assess the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries by clinicians and clinician groups performing elective primary THA and/or TKA procedures using patient-reported outcome (PRO) data.

Documents and Measures for Comment:

You may access each document in the list by clicking its title:

Project-Specific Instructions:

  • To participate in the public comment, please send your comments to CMSOrthopedicsMeasures@yale.edu.
  • If you are providing comments on behalf of an organization, include the organization’s name and contact information.
  • If you are commenting as an individual, submit identifying or contact information, or indicate you wish to be anonymous.
  • Comments are due by 11:59 PM EST November 17, 2021.
  • Please do not include personal health information (for example, date of birth, social security number, health insurance claim number) in your comments.
  • CMS encourages you to submit general or specific comments on the measure. In particular, please provide feedback on:
    • Whether it is preferable to report the measure at the clinician-level or clinician group- level or both, and why?
    • Preferences for approaches to transmitting patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) data for this measure to CMS (e.g., via a clinical registry, third party vendor).
    • Optimal minimum response rate for measure calculation and/or future reporting.
    • Any additional input on the measure or future implementation planning.

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Project Title: Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance 

Dates:

The Call for Public Comment period opens on September 30, 2021 and closes on October 28, 2021.

Project Overview:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with IMPAQ International, LLC to develop and maintain patient safety measures of hospital harm. The contract name is Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance. The contract number is 75FCMC18D0027. As part of its measure development process, IMPAQ requests interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project. IMPAQ seeks feedback on the draft measure specifications and workflow for an outcome electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) titled, Hospital Harm—Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) as part of the measure development process. 

Documents and Measures for Comment:

You may access each document in the list by clicking its title:  

Project-Specific Instructions:

Please provide your comments in the SurveyMonkey survey linked here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z5YWB3G.

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