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9.15.2008 Standardized Measure Specifications For Element A, if physicians may eliminate noncompliant patients as part of the corrections process, are standardized measures still considered to be nationally recognized?

If a patient is removed from a measure for not taking prescribed medication or for not following recommended treatment, the measure is not considered standardized. If the patient meets specific exclusion criteria listed in the specifications and is removed from the measure, the measure is considered standardized.