The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) to reevaluate three hospital outcomes measures of care transitions for patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), or pneumonia. These measures (one for each condition) were initially developed by CMS/Brandeis University and are currently NQF-endorsed (NQF #0698, #0699 and #0707), but are not in use in CMS programs.
YNHHSC/CORE is seeking members of a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to provide expert opinion and input on these measures. Given the expertise and mission of your organization, YNHHSC/CORE would like you to identify individuals who could represent your organization in this process. The goal is to have broad representation on the TEP including experts in cardiovascular care, primary care, care transitions and quality improvement/performance measurement, as well as purchaser and consumer perspectives. YNHHSC/CORE will hold 1-2, two-hour teleconference meetings between March 2014 and September 2014. Attached to this message is the TEP Charter which provides additional details about this work and outlines TEP member responsibilities.
If you or someone you know with relevant expertise would be willing to participate, please visithttps://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/TechnicalExpertPanels.html and download the “Reevaluating Hospital-Level Measures of 30-Day Post-Discharge Care Transitions for Patients with AMI, HF, and Pneumonia” documents at the bottom of the page. Please complete the Nomination/Disclosure/Agreement (NDA) form and submit it along with your curriculum vitae and a statement of interest no later than5:00pm ET, on February 18, 2014.If you are unable to participate but know of someone with relevant expertise who may be interested, please forward this information to that individual.
Please note that in order for the nomination package to be complete, a signature (electronic or handwritten) is required on the Nomination Form. The documents may be submitted in hard copy to the address below, faxed (203-764-5653), or emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once the nomination process is complete, YNHHSC/CORE will select a TEP composed of 8-15 members based on the areas of expertise and the specific requirements of the measure.
Please contact Faseeha Altaf (at email@example.com 203-764-5700) should you have any questions.
Leora Horwitz, M.D., M.H.S.
Measure Reevaluation Lead
Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/ Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE)
1 Church Street, Suite 200
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 764-5653 Fax