NQMC Update Service: June 6, 2016

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

June 6, 2016

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Measure Summaries

National Committee for Quality Assurance

University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Withdrawn Summaries

The measure summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents or guardians who reported how often it was easy to get prescription medicines for their enrolled children with chronic conditions through their health plan.
  • Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents or guardians who reported how often it was easy to get specialized services for their enrolled children with chronic conditions.
  • Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents or guardians who reported their experiences with getting needed information about their children's care for their enrolled children with chronic conditions.
  • Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents or guardians who reported their experiences with shared decision-making for their enrolled children with chronic conditions.
  • Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents or guardians who reported their experiences with their children's personal doctor or nurse for their enrolled children with chronic conditions.
  • Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents or guardians who reported they received assistance with coordination of care and services for their enrolled children with chronic conditions.
  • Patients' experiences: adult patients' overall rating of their provider on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: adult patients' overall rating of their provider on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: parents'/guardians' overall rating of their child's provider on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: parents'/guardians' overall rating of their child's provider on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: patients' overall rating of their interpreter.
  • Patients' experiences: patients' overall rating of trust in their provider.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often their provider discussed medication decisions.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often their provider paid attention to care from other providers.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often their providers communicated well on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often their provider's office followed up with them about results of a blood test, x-ray, or other test on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often their provider's office staff were helpful and treated them with courtesy and respect on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often they were able to get appointments and needed care.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often they were able to get timely appointments, needed care, and information on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported how often they were able to get timely appointments, needed care, and information on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported if their providers communicated well on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported if their provider's office staff were helpful and treated them with courtesy and respect on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported whether their provider gave them information about care and other appointments.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported whether their provider paid attention to their mental and emotional health.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported whether their provider supported them in taking care of their own health.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of adult patients who reported whether their provider's office followed up with them about results of a blood test, x-ray, or other test on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Adult Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's provider communicated well on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's provider paid attention to care from other providers.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's provider's office followed up with them about results of a blood test, x-ray or any other test ordered on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's provider's office staff were helpful and treated them with courtesy and respect on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often they were able to get appointments and needed care for their child.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often they were able to get timely appointments, needed care, and information for their child on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often they were able to get timely appointments, needed care, and information for their child on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported if their child's provider communicated well on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported if their child's provider's office staff were helpful and treated them with courtesy and respect on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider gave them information about care and appointments.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider supported them in taking care of their child's health.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider talked about keeping their child from getting injured, the food the child eats, physical activity, and household problems on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider talked about keeping their child from getting injured, the food the child eats, physical activity, and household problems on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider talked about their child's growth, behaviors, moods and emotions, and ability to learn and get along with others on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child 12-Month Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider talked about their child's growth, behaviors, moods and emotions, and ability to learn and get along with others on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's provider's office followed up with them about results of a blood test, x-ray or any other test ordered on the CAHPS Clinician & Group Child Visit Survey.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported how often their provider was caring and inspired trust.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported how often their provider was polite and considerate.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported how often their providers communicated well about medicines.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported how often their providers' Web site was helpful in giving them information about their care and tests.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported how often they got a timely appointment through email or a Web site.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported how often they got timely answers to medical questions by email.
  • Patients' experiences: percentage of patients who reported if their providers' use of computers was helpful during their visit.

The Endocrine Society

  • Androgen deficiency: percentage of male patients aged 18 years and older with androgen deficiency who are receiving testosterone therapy, who have a baseline gonadotropin (LH or FSH) measurement performed within six months prior to initiating testosterone therapy.
  • Androgen deficiency: percentage of male patients aged 18 years and older with androgen deficiency who are receiving testosterone therapy, who have a follow-up testosterone performed within six months after initiation of testosterone therapy.
  • Androgen deficiency: percentage of male patients aged 18 years and older with androgen deficiency who are receiving testosterone therapy, who have a hematocrit or hemoglobin test performed within two to six months after initiation of testosterone therapy.
  • Androgen deficiency: percentage of male patients aged 18 years and older with androgen deficiency who are receiving testosterone therapy, who have a testosterone measurement performed within six months prior to initiating testosterone therapy.
  • Thyroid nodules: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of thyroid nodule(s) who had a fine needle aspiration biopsy performed.
  • Thyroid nodules: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of thyroid nodule(s) who had a thyroid sonogram performed.
  • Thyroid nodules: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of thyroid nodule(s) who had a TSH measurement performed.
  • Thyroid nodules: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of thyroid nodule(s) who were referred for either surgery, radionuclide scan, molecular marker analysis, OR repeat fine needle aspiration (FNA), within 3 to 6 months following a FNA biopsy classified as indeterminate.
  • Thyroid nodules: percentage of patients with the diagnosis of thyroid nodule(s) who had a sonogram performed and the sonogram report documented the following characteristics of the nodule(s): location, size, composition, echogenicity, presence of microcalcifications, margins and vascular features.
  • Thyroid nodules: percentage of patients with thyroid nodule(s) who had a documented physical examination description of the nodule that included all of the following: measurement, texture, mobility, location and presence or absence of palpable cervical lymph node.

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Conference News

  • The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 13th annual conference will take place from September 27-30, 2016 in Philadelphia. This conference will be co-hosted by the American College of Physicians, ECRI Institute and Penn Medicine. The theme is "Individualised Guidelines and Clinical Performance Measurement in an Era of Personalised Medicine." Deadline for Early Bird Registration is June 20, 2016. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.

Health Awareness Topics - June 2016