PROMs in Practice: Advocacy

Dialing into What Matters on Capitol Hill

Various practices and value-based programs are already using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) as tools for defining value. Once participation in related programs and use of patient-reported outcomes-performance measures become mandatory, the impact of these measures will become even greater on AAOS members.

What AAOS Is Advocating For?

The AAOS urged CMS to allow for a longer timeline up to a four-year voluntary reporting period for this PRO-PM for surgeons and their patients to familiarize themselves with the reporting requirements and if necessary, modify workflows. Read the letter.

Reporting of the THA/TKA PRO-PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the hospital-level total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty patient-reported outcome-based performance-measure (THA/TKA PRO-PM) as part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program in the FY 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System.