Comments Sought on Medicare Screening Proposal

December 14th, 2012 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) to develop new measures for potential use by eligible professionals (EPs) in the EHR Incentive Program. Mathematica and its subcontractor, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), have developed the measures under consideration based on literature reviews of the evidence and reviews by a technical expert panel that includes clinicians, quality experts, EHR vendors, consumers, and other stakeholders.

This measure involves adult obesity screening and counseling as part of the annual wellness visit for Medicare beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act.  Comments must be received by December 17, 2012.

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