The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is seeking public comments on proposed revisions to the adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) quality measure set, which was published in 2015 and is currently undergoing measure maintenance.
The public comment period will be open for four weeks, beginning Monday, Aug. 24, and ending on Tuesday, Sept. 22. AASM members, nonmember health care professionals, patients, private payers, advocacy groups, professional medical societies, quality measure methodologists, and other interested members of the public are invited to review the draft quality measure set and submit feedback during this public comment period.
The AASM measure maintenance process includes a review of the medical literature; a review of existing, related and/or competing quality measures; and a review of gaps and/or variations in care that demonstrate an opportunity for improvement. The revised quality measures are still in draft form and are subject to change, prior to finalization; therefore, the draft should not be cited, copied, or distributed for any purpose, other than review, until final publication.
All submitted comments will be reviewed by the AASM Quality Measures Task Force, and any additional revisions to the quality measures will be incorporated at the Task Force’s discretion. Individual responses to comments received during the public comment period will not be sent. The final version of the adult OSA quality measures will be submitted to the AASM Board of Directors for approval for publication.
Please review the proposed changes and submit public comments on the revised AASM adult OSA quality measure set. For more information, you also can review the 2015 publication, Quality Measures for the Care of Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
For any questions or further information regarding this quality measures maintenance project, please contact AASM Director of Health Policy Diedra Gray at (630) 737-7900 or email@example.com.
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