HEDIS® Heads Up: Public Comment Opens Next Week
February 3, 2022 · Matt Brock
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.
Every year, NCQA seeks public comment about proposed changes to HEDIS measures. This year’s public comment is open Friday, February 11–Friday, March 11.
What Feedback Are We Seeking?
Here’s a preview of changes you might want to comment on:
- New HEDIS measures assessing dental care, social needs screening and intervention, diabetes care for older adults.
- Revisions to two measures.
- Retirement of four measures.
- Expansion of race and ethnicity stratifications in select HEDIS measures.
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 at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 11. Check back here at the blog.
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