Measuring Outcomes in Orthopedics Routinely (MOOR)

What We Did:

MHQP is helping to develop clinical quality measures related to orthopedic surgery, specifically total hip and total knee arthroplasty. Our role in this three-year project is to elicit stakeholder input (patients, providers, payers and others) throughout the measure development process through focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and multi-stakeholder co-design workshops with both patients and providers.

Who Is Involved:

MHQP is partnering with principal investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in a cooperative agreement funded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Why This Work Matters:

The US is the process of transitioning from a fee-for-service system to a pay-for-performance approach for billing Medicare and Medicaid services. In the new system, effective and reliable measures will be needed to assess the quality of services rendered. This project is one of seven grants awarded by CMS to create these measures.

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