Ad hoc HEDIS® Public Comment Opens Next Week

September 26, 2023 · NCQA Communications

Public comment is your opportunity to weigh in on the relevance, scientific soundness and feasibility of new and revised measures for HEDIS. The feedback NCQA receives helps us determine changes to our programs, procedures and processes.

NCQA seeks public comment on new and proposed changes to HEDIS measures.

This public comment period is open Monday, October 2–Friday, October 27.

What Are We Seeking Feedback On?

  • Proposed changes to our Breast Cancer Screening measure.

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 advisory panels and to the NCQA Committee on Performance Measurement for deliberation.

How Can You Comment?

This year’s public comment will go live on Monday, October 2, at 9:00 AM ET.

We’ll post the link and more details here, so check back!

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


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