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21 incontinence measures added to national database

July 18, 2014
by Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) database of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is adding 21 evidence-based quality measures related to urinary incontinence.

The measures, submitted to the NQMC by AMDA‒The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, assess implementation of AMDA’s urinary incontinence clinical practice guidelines for long-term care (LTC) settings and also can be used to measure how a facility or individual is managing urinary incontinence in those settings.

In June, the NCQM accepted 22 pain measures submitted by AMDA. “AMDA is proud to continue to be involved in projects that support our mission of improving quality of care and to now have two sets of quality measures included in the NQMC database,” says Christopher Laxton, CAE, the organization’s executive director.

AMDA’s Quality Committee will translate these implementation measures, where applicable, into physician quality measures. AMDA also is working to finalize its heart failure quality measures for its next round of submissions to the NQMC.

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