CMS Seeks Comment on Medication-Related Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on seven proposed medication-related quality measures, according to an American Hospital Association news release.

Although the measures were designed for use by states and/or health plans, they are being considered for other care settings, such as physician offices.

The seven measures focus on improving medication adherence, appropriateness of therapy and patient outcomes:

1. Adherence to antipsychotics for individuals with schizophrenia.
2. Adherence to mood stabilizers for individuals with bipolar I disorder.
3. Adherence to antiplatelet treatment after stent implantation.
4. Polytherapy with oral antipsychotics.
5. Avoiding acetaminophen toxicity.
6. Short-acting opioid formulation for breakthrough pain in individuals with cancer.
7. Bleeding outcomes related to oral anticoagulants.

Comment on the measures here.

Read the AHA release on CMS seeking comment on medication-related quality measures.

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