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DQA Measure Activities

DQA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON THREE DISTINCT SUBJECT AREAS

  1. Annual Measure Review
  2. Sealants Measure Concept
  3. Measure related to Diabetes
How To Submit Comments
  1. Submit written comments to DQA Staff at dqa@ada.org no later than February 15th, 2019.
  2. Please designate the specific topic in your email subject line when submitting.
  3. Comments for all topics must be received separately.

Subject 1: 2019 Annual Measure Review. In order to ensure transparency and establish proper protocols for timely assessment of the evidence and the 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. View the DQA measures.

Subject 2: Proposed Sealant Measure Concept. The DQA has received feedback based on implementation experience and is looking into options for the program/plan level measure concept. The DQA seeks your valuable input on a proposed alternative measure. Please access the DQA Ad-Hoc Sealant Workgroup page for concept and draft specification. 

Subject 3: Interim report on the Testing of a Measure Related to Diabetes and Oral Health Status in Adults. The DQA calls for review of its Interim Report on the DQA Adult Oral Health Performance Measures Testing project prepared under contract with the University of California San Francisco and the University of Iowa. This report is to update the stakeholder community on the measure specifications and to highlight key findings and decisions to date, as well as provide an overview of the testing process for the following measure: Adults with Diabetes – Oral Evaluation.


DQA Sealant Measures 

Please access the DQA Ad-Hoc Sealant Workgroup page for project details. 

Practice Level Measure Development: Current Projects Underway

The DQA is currently testing a starter set of practice level pediatric quality measures for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability:

  • Sealants for children 6-9 years old at elevated risk
  • Sealants for children 10-14 years old at elevated risk
  • Topical fluoride for children at elevated risk
  • Care continuity

Program Level Measure Development: Current Projects Underway 

The DQA is currently testing the following adult quality measures for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability.

Program Level Measures Identified for Future Development

The DQA currently has several measures for adult, pediatric, and the nursing home population under consideration for testing:

DQA Measures Testing Final Reports 

Environmental Scan 

DQA Annual Measure Review Reports

Measure Development Process