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National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Ambulatory Care Using Clinically Enriched Administrative Data 

Date of Publication:
AUG 2010
Associated Project:
Ambulatory Care Measures Using Clinically Enriched Administrative Data
In recent years, NQF has endorsed more than 150 clinician-level ambulatory care measures that rely heavily on medical record reviews or physician-directed coding (CPT-II codes) to assess performance. Performance at the clinician or group practice level is a high priority for a variety of stakeholders. There are a limited number of currently endorsed performance measures that can be derived from ambulatory administrative data alone. The Clinically Enriched Steering Committee used NQF’s standardized measure evaluation criteria, revised in August 2008, to evaluate 206 candidate consensus standards. This report presents 69 NQF-endorsed® performance measures in 16 topic areas, including asthma and respiratory illness, bone and joint conditions, cancer screening and surveillance, cardiovascular disease, and child health.