CMS ONC CHIPRA Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Development Project

In September 2011, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology contracted with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mathematica Policy Research, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to develop electronic re-specifications for existing clinical quality measures and full electronic specifications for new measures addressing ONC/CMS priorities for the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Medicaid/CHIP Programs.  

In June 2012, six measures, covering developmental screening, immunizations for adolescents, and blood pressure screening, were fully re-specified into electronic measures.  

The project is now in its second phase and is currently in the process of selecting measure concepts for re-specification and development.  To that end, a technical expert panel (TEP) has been assembled to help inform the decision making process.  Members of the TEP include pediatricians, experts from children’s hospitals and Medicaid/CHIP funded programs, and EHR vendor representatives.

The following is a full list of TEP members:

Kamala Allen, MHS, Center for Health Care Strategies
Janice Carson, MD, Georgia Department of Community Health
Deborah Kilstein, BSN, MBA, Association for Community Affiliated Plans
Christoph Lehmann, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics - Child Health Informatics Center
Allan Lieberthal, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics
Ginny Meadows, RN, McKesson
Ed Momotan, MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Jon Morrow, MD, GE Healthcare
Edward Schor, MD, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health 
Kathy Mayfield-Smith, MBA, MA, Institute for Families in Society/USC Department of Family and Preventive Medicine/SOM
Jeb Weisman, PhD, Children's Health Fund

The TEP members met on September 11th, 2012 to discuss a list of high-priority measures and concepts, and provided feedback in the prioritization/ranking of these areas.  A summary of that meeting can be found here.

Depending upon the specific measure concepts that are selected for final measure development, additional TEP members or other subject matter experts (SMEs) may be selected to help inform measure specifications. The TEP membership list will be updated on an ongoing basis based on future additions.