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Measures for MIPS I 2018 Additions to PCPI's Webinar Library

Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
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PCPI Announcements

December 11, 2018

PCPI Announcements

In this issue….

Opportunities to Engage

Opportunities to Influence

Stay Informed

PCPI in the Field

Opportunities to Engage

PCPI Member Feedback on Measures for MIPS

CMS is now inviting stakeholders and other interested members of the public to review and to comment on the re-specified measures for MIPS . The purpose of the public comment period is to gain input from the widest possible array of interested parties. Public comment can elicit critical suggestions not previously considered by the contractor or its national Technical Expert Panel (TEP).

The specifications and preliminary results of the two measures are outlined in the measures’ methodology reports, which present the approach to measure development, the measure specifications, and results of measure evaluation and testing. The two reports are independent documents which can be reviewed alone or in either order. They are:

  1. For the HWR measure: “Measure Methodology Report for Public Comment: Clinician and Clinician Group Hospital-wide All-cause Unplanned Readmission Measure,” which presents the approach to measure development, measure specifications, and results of measure testing.

  2. For the THA/TKA complication measure: “Measure Methodology Report for Public Comment: Clinician and Clinician Group Risk-Standardized Complication Rate Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty,” which presents the approach to measure development, measure specifications, and results of measure testing.

For more information and to access the above measures’ documents, click here. Please note that at the end of the public comment period, all comments will be posted on the website.

PCPI will be discussing these measures from a methodological perspective with its Measure Advisory Committee (MAC). If you have specific comments that you would like to share with the MAC, please email by Monday, December 17.



Opportunities to Influence

PCPI Advisory Committee Call for Nominations is Open!

Are you interested in helping PCPI advance our mission to engage physicians, clinicians and key stakeholders to improve care through integrated performance measurement and clinically rich data to address shared health quality challenges? As a member of one of PCPI’s Advisory Committee’s you will provide recommendations directly to our Board of Directors and help move our mission forward. See a full description of each of our Advisory Committee’s here.  

We currently have opportunities to get involved within our four PCPI’s advisory committees:

•                     Measures Advisory Committee (MAC)

•                     National Quality Registry Network (NQRN) Advisory Committee

•                     Quality Improvement Advisory Committee (QIAC)

•                     Advocacy Advisory Committee (AAC)

Full application materials should be submitted by Friday, December 21, 2018.  The slate of nominees will be presented to the PCPI Executive Committee for review and decision.  Nominees will be informed of their status in January 2019.

For more information, to apply, or to nominate someone to a PCPI Advisory Committee, please visit the online registration.

The nomination portal is now open! As this is a member-only opportunity, you will be required to login in order to participate. Should you need any assistance with your login, please contact PCPI Membership Manager,  

If you’d like more information about the work of PCPI’s Advisory Committees, please email us at



Stay Informed


The New Core Quality Measure Collaborative (CQMC)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) – in partnership with the National Quality Forum (NQF) – have officially formalized the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC).

“The Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) is a multi-stakeholder, voluntary effort created to promote measure alignment and harmonization across public and private payers. The collaboration aims to add focus to quality improvement efforts, reduce the reporting burden for providers, and offer consumers actionable information to help them make decisions about where to receive their care. “ (

Read the full press release on NQF’s website here.  



Posted - Quality Improvement Skills Building Webinars

Did you miss our recent Quality Improvement Skills Building Webinars? If you are a PCPI member, you may access the slides and recordings for these webinars in our online Webinar Library. If you are not a member of PCPI, these webinars as well as all of our 2018 webinars, will be available for purchase in our new PCPI Store coming in 2019.

For your reference, the full list of PCPI webinar recordings available from 2018 are:

  • Tales from the Measurement Front - A Short History of Measurement Development at ASPS

  • Tales from the Measurement Front - Featuring the American College of Radiology

  • Tales from the Measurement Front - Featuring the American Academy of Dermatology

  • Research and Registries

  • Quality Improvement Showcase: Cross-Cutting Lesson from the Field

  • How to prioritize and get started in quality improvement

  • Helping clinicians practice at the top of their license using quality improvement



PCPI in the Field

PCPI Foundation member Pharmacy Quality Alliance hosted the “Social Determinants of Health Forum: Exploring Medication Access and Quality” November 14-15, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. Marjorie Rallins, PCPI Chief Scientific Officer attended this multi-stakeholder forum where new opportunities for improving care by targeting patients’ unmet social needs and the importance of engaging patients and communities to inform quality measurement were discussed.

Matthew Pickering, PharmD, PQA's Director of Research and Quality Strategies, presented a conceptual framework of the patient medication access journey. A full report featuring the framework will be released in the near future.


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Get involved with PCPI Today

Want to learn more about PCPI and how you can get involved in our initiatives to develop scientifically valid performance measures, implement quality improvement initiatives and access multiple registries to drive optimal outcomes? Contact PCPI Membership Manager, Bevin Rousopoulos.

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