In late 2015, ASA updated their submissions to the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC). The clearinghouse is operated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and, according to AHRQ, "NQMC reaches a large audience within the United States and abroad, offering developers an effective vehicle for the dissemination of quality measures." NQMC is a public venue for quality measure dissemination and measures included in the clearinghouse are not always included in quality reporting programs. NQMC is not a quality reporting program.
Below are links to the measure specifications as submitted by ASA to AHRQ.
NOTE: The measures listed above are only those submitted by ASA to AHRQ for publication in the NQMC and do not constitute full measure specifications or the totality of measures used by anesthesiologists, government agencies, accrediting organizations or other entities that use quality measures. For measure specifications used in those programs, please review the appropriate quality reporting program websites or contact those entities for further information.
For additional information, please contact the ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) at email@example.com or (202) 289-2222.
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