AHRQ seeks comments on a proposed children's health care quality measures project
Research Activities, June 2012, No. 382
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting comments on the Agency's intent to request that the Office of Management and Budget approve a project to collect information related to children's health care quality measures. The goal of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Pediatric Quality Measures Program candidate measure submission form project is to solicit comments on a proposed template for collecting information on the reliability, validity, feasibility, comprehensibility, and other attributes of children's health care quality measures.
AHRQ, in collaboration with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, intends to use the information provided through the standardized data collection form to support review of measures by a subcommittee of AHRQ's National Advisory Committee on Healthcare Research and Quality. These measures will be nominated by the public or developed by the seven Centers of Excellence for potential inclusion in the CHIPRA improved core measure set or for other related purposes. Comments must be received by June 18.
You can read the April 18 Federal Register notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-18/html/2012-9105.htm.