Measuring Up: The Making of a Performance Measure

At its initial meeting in 2014, the AAOS  Performance Measures Committee (PMC), chaired by Warren Dunn, MD, MPH, decided to develop a set of performance  measures for management of hip fractures in the elderly. The Committee also  decided to steward the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Measure  #109—Osteoarthritis Function and Pain—which means that AAOS now owns the measure,  is responsible for maintaining the measure, and AAOS staff serves as the point  of contact for parties interested in implementing the measure. The PMC also  committed to initiating the development of two performance measure sets per  year in 2016 and 2017 (Table. 1).

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