2018 ANNUAL MEASURES REVIEW CALL FOR COMMENTS
In order to ensure transparency, establish proper protocols for timely assessment of evidence and properties of the measures as well as to comply with the NQF’s endorsement agreement, the DQA has established an annual measure maintenance cycle. The DQA measures are reviewed annually. The pediatric DQA measure set focuses on caries prevention and management in children and the adult DQA measures emphasize preventive services, particularly those enrolled in state Medicaid programs.
Please review the 2018 specifications of the DQA measures and submit your comments to the DQA no later than March 19, 2018.
Additionally, please do not forget to submit your comments to the DEFINING THE DENOMINATOR: Draft Report. The DQA’s Measure Development and Maintenance Committee (MDMC) has reviewed two issues regarding the denominator definition for the DQA sealant measures. Upon your careful review of this report, please submit feedback by March 19th, 2018.
Any additional feedback may be forwarded to email@example.com.
CALL FOR COMMENT: EXPERT PANEL GUIDANCE ON CARIES RISK ASSESSMENT
The Dental Quality Alliance partnered with the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to develop comprehensive guidance on caries risk assessment (CRA). This is an important endeavor to lay the foundation for outcomes measurement. Measurement and improvement in disease status, functional status and risk status are essential to ultimately measure and improve population health. Feedback on preliminary work by the expert panel on CRA is sought by February 10, 2018. Comments for the Interim Report can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice Level Measures: The DQA is developing measures for practice level assessments. Visit the Measures: Practice Assessments page for more information.
Program-Plan Level Measures: The DQA is developing program and plan level measures to evaluate Emergency Department visits and oral evaluation for individuals with diabetes. Please contact the DQA for additional information.
Program Level Measures: The DQA undertakes an annual review of all its measures. The 2018 versions of all DQA approved measures, their specification and the user guide are available under Medicaid and Dental Plan Assessments.