Heads Up: HEDIS Public Comment Opens Next Week
February 6, 2024 · Andy Reynolds
Public comment is your opportunity to weigh in on the relevance, scientific soundness and feasibility of new and revised HEDIS measures. The feedback NCQA receives helps us determine changes to our programs, procedures and processes.
Every year, NCQA seeks public comment about proposed changes to HEDIS measures.
This year’s public comment is open Tuesday, February 13–Wednesday, March 13.
What Are We Seeking Feedback On?
We’d like input on:
- Five new measures.
- Revisions to five existing measures.
- Two cross-cutting topics on advancing gender-inclusion measurement and race and ethnicity stratifications.
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 Tuesday, February 13, 9:00a.m. ET.
We’ll post the link and more details here, so check back.