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  • Dates: The Call for Public Comment period opens on June 10, 2022 and closes on July 8, 2022.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with American Institutes for Research (AIR) with subcontractor University of California, Davis to develop and test patient safety measures for CMS hospital-level quality programs. 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, AIR requests interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project. AIR seeks feedback on the draft measure specifications and workflow for a hybrid eCQM titled, Community-Onset Sepsis: 30-day Mortality, an outcome mortality measure that uses both claims and electronic health record (EHR) data to develop the measure specification. 

    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/VMNYPC8 
     

  • Comment Period: May 6, 2022 through 11:59 p.m. (ET) June 20, 2022

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) to develop and refine the CMS Quality Measure Index (QMI). The contract name is Impact Assessment of CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures. The contract number is 75CMC18D0026. As part of its measure development process, HSAG requests interested parties submit comments on the QMI release version 1.0 methodology. The purpose of the QMI is to support the assessment and selection of quality measures that provide meaningful quality performance information and align with the national health care quality priorities. 

    Documents and Measures for Comment

    Project-Specific Instructions

    Submit comments via SurveyMonkey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QMIpubliccomment.

    Requested Feedback

    CMS encourages you to submit general comments or specific feedback on the QMI. In particular, please provide feedback on the following prompts:

    • The QMI can be adapted over time as strategic priorities change and measurement science evolves. Please provide recommendations to refine existing variables and their operational definitions included in the QMI, and any additional variables or domains CMS should consider for future inclusion in the QMI.
    • For the Reliability and Validity variables, please recommend additional tests or thresholds the QMI should consider acceptable.
    • Please provide feedback on the proposed scoring methodology, including the appropriateness of equal weighting of domains in calculating the overall QMI score.
    • Since CMS has established health equity as a strategic priority, please comment on how the QMI might further incorporate health equity or disparities as a scoring variable.
    • To reduce burden on measure developers, CMS aims to closely align the QMI with National Quality Forum (NQF) evaluation criteria. Please provide recommendations to further align the QMI with NQF evaluation criteria. 
    • Please provide general recommendations for future considerations for the QMI.
Last Updated: Jun 2022