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 develop an administrative claims-based, hospital-level, risk-adjusted measure for payment associated with an episode of care for elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and/or total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
YNHHSC/CORE is seeking members of a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to provide expert opinion and input on this measure. Given your expertisein issues related to quality measurement,YNHHSC/CORE would like to invite you to nominate yourself or other experts to participate in the TEP. YNHHSC/CORE will hold 2-3 two hour teleconference meetings from March 2014 to September 2014. The TEP Charter provides additional details about this work and outlines TEP member responsibilities. Please find the TEP Charter and additional information on the CMS Measures Management webpage, located athttps://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/TechnicalExpertPanels.html.
If you would be willing to participate, please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/TechnicalExpertPanels.html and download the “Develop an administrative claims-based, hospital-level, risk-adjusted measure for payment associated with an episode of care for elective primary THA and/or TKA” 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 February 14, 2014. If you are unable to participate but know of someone with relevant expertise who may be interested, please forward this information to that person.
Please note that in order for the nomination package to be complete, a signature (electronic or handwritten) is required on the NDA form. The form may be submitted in hard copy (to Steven Spivack at the CORE address below),faxed (203-764-5653), or emailed (email@example.com).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 Steven Spivack (firstname.lastname@example.org)should you have any questions.
Nancy Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Measure Development 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