Published 11/1/2017

AAOS Approves the Re-evaluation of Clinical Performance Measure #109

Warren Dunn, MD, chair of the AAOS Performance Measures Committee, is pleased to announce that the AAOS Board of Directors recently approved the re-evaluation of clinical performance measure #109 – Osteoarthritis: Function & Pain Assessment (OAFP). This cross-cutting, process, and clinician-level measure can be reported by clinicians via administrative claims or a registry. The measure description is the percentage of patient visits, for patients 21 years or older with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, where an assessment of function and pain was documented. This updated measure was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for inclusion in the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality payment program.

In 2014, the AAOS executed a measure transition agreement with the American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) to assume stewardship responsibilities for the OAFP Measure.

The Performance Measures Committee and the OAFP measure development work group reviewed, updated, and validated the measure, and the result is a performance measure that assesses the quality of care rendered by physicians to osteoarthritis patients.

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/2yzcQy5