Figures 1 and 2

Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives

Figure 1: Overview of CMS quality measures development process

Overview of CMS quality measures development process.This image shows that measure management is a cyclical process of five modules. Module 2, 'Managing Ongoing Feedback,' is in the center and it interacts with the other four modules. On the outside loop is Module 1, 'Measures Priorities and Development Planning,' which leads to Module 2, 'Measure Development,' which then goes to Module 3, 'Measure Implementation.' The last module is 'Measure Reevaluation,' Module 5, which completes the loop by

Source: CMS Measures Management System Blueprint, version 7.0. The Blueprint is publicly available on the Quality Measures Management Information section of the CMS Web site.

Figure 2: NCQA Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures lifecycle

NCQA Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures lifecycle. Drawing of HEDIS Measures life cycle showing arrows moving from one phase to the next. It starts with Selection, then moves to Development, Public Comment, First Year, Public Reporting, and Evaluation. It ends with Retirement.

Source: NCQA, 2009.

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Internet Citation: Figures 1 and 2: Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives. May 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/perfmeasguide/perfmeaspt4fig1-2.html