Quality Measures

Clinical quality measures (CQMs) play an increasingly important role in evaluating the quality of care provided to patients. The AAAAI is the steward of several asthma measures originally developed by the PCPI Foundation and National Committee for Quality Assurance. Additionally, the AAAAI is actively involved in the development and maintenance of quality measures through our Measure Stewardship committee and through the work of the Joint Task Force on Quality and Performance Measurement, a task force consisting of members of the AAAAI and ACAAI. The following measures and measurement sets are pertinent to the allergy/immunology specialty. For more information, please e-mail quality@aaaai.org.

AAAAI Stewarded Measures
Asthma: Pharmacologic Therapy for Persistent Asthma
Asthma: Assessment of Asthma Control
Asthma: Tobacco Use: Screening
Asthma: Tobacco Use: Intervention
Asthma: Assessment of Asthma Risk
Asthma Discharge Plan
Asthma Action Plan

AAAAI Developed Measures
Penicillin Allergy: Appropriate Removal or Confirmation (Outcome)
Asthma Control: Minimal Important Difference Improvement (Outcome)
Lung Function/Spirometry Evaluation

Joint Task Force on Quality and Performance Measurement developed measure sets
Allergen Immunotherapy Measures Set
Drug Allergy Measures Set
Rhinitis Measures Set (under review)
Urticaria Measures Set

For the 2016 PQRS program (Physician Quality Reporting System), learn more about the AAAAI QCDR (Quality Clinical Data Registry) Measures, the only specialized and CMS approved registry with allergen immunotherapy measures available for reporting.
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