Call for Nominations: Development of Measures of High-Acuity Care Visits after Outpatient Endoscopy or Colonoscopy Procedures

May 16, 2013

CMS has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop administrative claims-based, risk-adjusted measures of high-acuity care visits after an outpatient colonoscopy or endoscopy procedure. High-acuity care visits are defined as inpatient admissions, observation stays or emergency department visits, and may represent complications due to outpatient procedures. The purpose of the project is to develop measures that can be used to measure and improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

CORE is seeking nominations for a technical expert panel (TEP) to provide expert opinion and input on these measures. Please note that the persons selected to the TEP represent themselves and not their organization. The goal is to have broad representation on the TEP to encompass the perspectives of health-care providers, quality improvement professionals, performance measurement experts, purchasers, consumers and patients.

CORE will hold approximately two, one- to two-hour teleconference meetings from July to December 2013. The CORE TEP will be composed of 10 to 12 members based on the areas of expertise and the specific requirements of the measures.

Any individuals interested in participating on the TEP should complete the TEP Nomination/Disclosure/Agreement (NDA) Form and submit it along with their curriculum vitae and a statement of interest no later than 5 p.m. ET on June 5, 2013. Please note that in order for the nomination package to be complete, a signature (electronic or handwritten) is required on the NDA form. All forms should be submitted to Wendy Cohen, MPH, AGA vice president of practice and quality.

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