Public comment is your opportunity to weigh in on the relevance, scientific soundness and feasibility of new and revised measures for HEDIS®. Feedback NCQA receives from public comment helps us weigh changes to our programs, procedures and processes.
Every year, NCQA seeks public comment about proposed changes to HEDIS. This year’s public comment is open from Thursday, February 11–Thursday, March 11.
What Are We Seeking Feedback On?
Here’s a sneak peek of what you might want to comment on:
- How HEDIS could be better utilized to support health equity.
- Update on NCQA’s roadmap for Electronic Clinical Data Systems reporting.
- Retirement of two measures.
- New HEDIS measures assessing advance care planning, deprescribing benzodiazepines for older adults and antibiotic utilization for acute respiratory conditions.
- Revisions to seven measures.
Why Should You Comment?
NCQA HEDIS measures are based on published clinical guidelines and scientific evidence. When guidelines change or new evidence becomes available in the scientific literature, NCQA reviews measures to determine if changes may be needed. NCQA convenes multi-stakeholder advisory panels—including independent scientists, clinicians, health plans, purchasers, government and consumer groups—to ensure that measures meet and balance the high standards of relevance, scientific soundness and feasibility.
Public review and comment is an important part of developing and updating HEDIS measures. NCQA reviews all comments received during public comment and presents results to these advisory panels and to the NCQA Committee on Performance Measurement for deliberation.
How Can You Comment?
This year’s public comment will go live at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 11. We’ll post the link and more details here, so check back next Thursday.
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