Project Title: Patient Understanding of Key Information Related to Recovery From an Outpatient Surgery or Procedure
- The Call for Public Comment period closed on April 11, 2022.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation (YNHHSC) Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a patient-reported outcome performance measure (PRO-PM) for the effective transfer of clinical information from provider to patient after a procedure or surgery (hereafter, Information Transfer PRO-PM). The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 2. The Contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order HHSM-75FCMC19F0002.
The aim of the Information Transfer PRO-PM under development is to assess patients’ perceived understanding of information provided to them that is critical to their recovery process following an outpatient procedure or surgery. It evaluates, from the patient perspective, whether patients had and understood the clinical information they needed for their recovery process. CMS may consider the measure for use in the quality measurement of hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).
As part of its measure development process, CORE requested interested parties to submit comments on the candidate measure. The primary goal of the call for public comment, as part of measure development consistent with CMS’ measure development guidance, was to gather comments from a broad range of stakeholders on the measure under development. These stakeholders included technical experts, providers, patients, purchasers, and the public at large. CORE invited interested parties to comment on the following topics: survey instrument, measure specifications, measure cohort, survey implementation, and future considerations such as the usability and use of the measure.
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