CMS Measures Under Consideration

CMS has published a list of quality and efficiency Measures that are under consideration for future rule-making as of December 1, 2016.  ESRD Measures on the list include Standardized Transfusion Ratio, Standardized Fistula Rate, and Standardized Long-Term Catheter Rate.  The list includes suggested specifications, exclusions, and rationales.  Find the list at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/Downloads/Measures-under-Consideration-List-for-2016.pdf .  Discussion of ESRD measures  is found on pages 211, 39, 90-92, and 165-170.

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