NQMC Update Service: May 18, 2015

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)


May 18, 2015

New This Week

Measure Summaries

Maine Health Access Foundation

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of all measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

  • Colorectal cancer screening: percentage of African American and American Indian/Alaska Native patients age 45 and older who are up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.
  • Colorectal cancer screening: percentage of patients age 50 and older who meet criteria for colorectal cancer screening who are up-to-date with screening.
  • Colorectal cancer screening: percentage of patients who have had a shared decision-making conversation about colorectal cancer screening tests.

Renal Physicians Association

  • Advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD): percent of patients treated with erythropoietin analogue to a hemoglobin (Hb) of 12 g/dL in women and 13 g/dL in men.


Conference News

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is excited to announce that its research conference will be held October 4–6, 2015 in Crystal City, VA. The conference will bring authorities in health care research and policy together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today's challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. Visit the conference home page for more information.

Coming Soon

  • New Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario Maternal-Newborn Care Performance Indicators
  • New/Updated National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) HEDIS 2015 Health Plan Access and Availability of Care Measures

Look for these measures in NQMC in the near future!

Health Awareness Topics - May 2015

How to Participate

  • Submit measures: Visit our Submit Measures page for information on how to submit your organization's measures.
  • Suggest a measure for possible inclusion: Submit your suggestions for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets that you would like to see included in NQMC.

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