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List of Closed Public Comments:

Project Title: Development of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Requiring Hospitalizations Measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP)

Date:

The Call for Public Comment period closed on October 14, 2020.

Project Overview:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen, LLC to develop a claims-based quality measure of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) for the SNF QRP. The contract name is Quality Reporting Program Support for the Long-Term Care Hospital, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Facility QRPs and Nursing Home Compare (PAC QRP) Support (contract number: 75FCMC18D0015). As part of its measure development process Acumen, LLC requested interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project.  The purpose of the project is to develop a healthcare-associated infections quality measure for the SNF QRP under the meaningful measure domain: Making Care Safer by Reducing Harm Caused in the Delivery of Care.

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Project Title: Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Measure Development

Date:

The Call for Public Comment period closed on September 13, 2020.

Project Overview:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided funding to the American Society for Clinical Pathology to develop a set of pathology-related quality measures that will be incorporated into the Quality Payment Program. The cooperative agreement name is Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA): Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program.  The cooperative agreement number is 1V1CMS331635-03-02. As part of its measure development process, the American Society for Clinical Pathology requested interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project. The purpose of this project is to develop electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for use in MIPS from existing registry-based pathology measures.

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Project Title: Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outpatient Outcome/Efficiency Measures

Date:

The Call for Public Comment period closed on September 24, 2020.

Project Overview:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) and its partner, the Lewin Group (Lewin), to respecify an outpatient imaging efficiency measure, Lumbar Spine Imaging for Low Back Pain (OP-8). The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outpatient Outcome/Efficiency Measures. The contract number is HHSM-HHSM-75FCMC18D0042; the task order number is HHSM-75FCMC19F002. As part of its measure development process, Yale/CORE and Lewin requested interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project. The project’s primary objectives, as they relate to this public comment period, included the following:

Respecification of OP-8 to further align the measure with current clinical guidelines and practice, incorporating improvements previously suggested by stakeholders, including:

Providing feedback on the respecified measure specifications;

Making assessments on the measure’s importance, face validity, feasibility, and usability; and,

Recommending improvements as needed.

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