The ASA Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement (CPOM) invites members and the public to submit measure concepts for consideration in the 2019-2020 measure development cycle.
Measure concepts should focus on the most important patient outcomes and aspects of anesthesia care with the most room for improvement. In order for a concept to be successfully developed into a quality measure, it should be able to differentiate high quality care from low-quality care and be supported by evidence.
Quality measure development is essential for practices to measure local quality improvement activities and the success of physician anesthesiologists in federal pay-for-performance programs, including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Measure concepts submitted in the past have allowed thousands of anesthesiologists to collect, report and analyze data that reflects their practice needs via the AQI NACOR.
Measure Concepts may be submitted through March 1, 2019 at 5 pm ET.
For more information, contact ASA Quality and Regulatory Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.