The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Abt Associates to develop and maintain quality measures for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP). The contract name is Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Quality Measure Development and Maintenance Project (contract number HHSM -500-2013-13001I, Task Order HHSM-500T0002). As part of its measure development process, CMS asks contractors to convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure contractor during measure development and maintenance. This expert panel will be asked to review the existing quality measures that are specific to home health, both those that are publicly-reported on Home Health Compare and those that are reported directly to agencies for quality improvement purposes, to advise on any changes to the measure set.
We are writing to notify you that additional details about this project and the nomination materials are available at the following website: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/MMS/ Downloads/Home-Health-Quality- Reporting-Program-Technical- Expert-Panel.zip
If you wish to nominate yourself or other individuals for consideration, please email materials to: HHQRPTEP@abtassoc.com by the closing date July 30th, 2015.