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  • Project Title:  Development of a Hospital-Level 90-Day Risk-Standardized Complication Rate (RSCR) Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) for a Combined Inpatient (IP) and Outpatient (OP) Setting Measure

    Dates: The Call for Public Comment period opens on September 1, 2022 and closes on September 30, 2022.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a Hospital-Level 90-Day Risk-Standardized Complication Rate (RSCR) Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) for a Combined Inpatient (IP) and Outpatient (OP) Setting Measure. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 3. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order Number HHSM-75FCMC19F0001. 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. This measure is a respecification of an existing claims-based measure, Hospital-level RSCR Following THA and/or TKA, NQF 1550, to include patients undergoing elective primary THA/TKA procedures in hospital outpatient settings, for potential use in an episode payment model (EPM). The goal of the measure is to estimate a RSCR for elective primary THA and TKA procedures performed on Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries 65 years and older in hospital IP and OP settings.

    Documents and Measures for Comment:

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    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 September 30, 2022.
    • 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:
      • Recommended approaches for accounting for race, ethnicity, and/or social risk factors in implementation of the measure in a to-be-determined episode payment model;
      • Key metrics to monitor after measure implementation to prevent unintended consequences, including worsening disparities; and
      • Topics for CMS/CMMI to consider during future measure reevaluation.
  • Project Title: Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance

    Dates: The Call for Public Comment period opens on August 23, 2022 and closes on September 30, 2022.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and subcontractor University of California, Davis 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, the AIR-UCD Team requests interested parties to submit comments on the candidate or concept measures that may be suitable for this project. The AIR-UCD Team seeks feedback on the draft measure specifications and workflow for an outcome electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) titled, Hospital Harm—Postoperative Respiratory Failure (PRF) 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 linked here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP3YB7N

Last Updated: Sep 2022