NQF Endorses Renal Measures – National Quality Forum [US] – 2 April 2012

Posted on April 10, 2012. Filed under: Nephrology | Tags: |

NQF Endorses Renal Measures – National Quality Forum [US] – 2 April 2012

…”the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has approved for endorsement 12 quality measures on renal care. The measures address a range of care concerns, for chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, and dialysis treatment.

For this project, NQF endorsed measures focused on care concerns such as mortality rates for facility dialysis patients, and hemoglobin levels in chronic kidney disease patients. NQF also endorsed measures related to vascular access and minimum dose with dialysis treatment and lipid profiles in chronic kidney disease patients. In all, 33 measures were evaluated against NQF’s endorsement criteria by a panel of providers, measurement experts, and consumer representatives; 12 measures were endorsed.”

Endorsed Measures

Mortality
0369: Dialysis Facility Risk-adjusted Standardized Mortality Ratio (CMS)

Anemia
1666: Patients on Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent (ESA)–Hemoglobin Level>12.0 g/dL (AMA-PCPI)
1667: (Pediatric) ESRD Patients Receving Dialysis: Hemoglobin Level<10g/dL 13 (AMA-PCPI)

Cardiovascular
1668: Laboratory Testing (Lipid Profile) (AMA)

Dialysis Adequacy
0249: Hemodialysis Adequacy Clinical Performance Measure III: Hemodialysis Adequacy–HD Adequacy–Minimum Delivered Hemodialysis Dose (CMS)
0323: Hemodialysis Adequacy: Solute (AMA-PCPI)
0318: Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy Clinical Performance Measure III – Delivered Dose of Peritoneal Dialysis Above Minimum (CMS)
0321: Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy: Solute (AMA-PCPI)

Mineral Metabolism
0255: Measurement of Serum Phosphorus Concentration (CMS)

Vascular Access
0251: Vascular Access—Functional AVF or AV Graft or Evaluation for Placement (Kidney Care Quality Alliance)
0256: Hemodialysis Vascular Access- Minimizing use of catheters as Chronic Dialysis Access (CMS)
0257: Hemodialysis Vascular Access- Maximizing Placement of Arterial Venous Fistula (AVF)

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