2019 KCHMS Recommendations PuBLIC cOMMENT pERIOD

The KY Performance Measures Alignment Committee has submitted their recommendations for modifications to the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS). Healthcare stakeholders in Kentucky are invited to review and comment on those submissions during a public comment period. Please submit your feedback on the form below. The public comment period runs through August 9, 2019.

2019 KCHMS Update - Public Comment Form

Healthcare stakeholders in Kentucky are invited to review and comment the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set. The public comment period runs through August 9.
  • Preventive Care

    Please review each recommendation in the preventive care measures set and indicate whether it should or should not be accepted. Add any additional comments at the end of each recommendation.
  • BMI Screening and Follow-Up; Cervical Cancer Screening; Chlamydia Screening in Women; Colorectal Cancer Screening; Influenza Immunization;
  • Pediatric Care

    Please review each recommendation in the pediatric care measures set and indicate whether it should or should not be accepted. Add any additional comments at the end of each recommendation.
  • Childhood Immunization Status; Adolescent Immunization; Adolescent Tobacco Use and Help Quitting; Well-Child Visits; ADHD Follow-Up Care; Appropriate Testing for Pharyngitis; Appropriate Treatment for URI; Contraceptive Care – Most and Moderately Effective Methods
  • Replace Combination 10 Measure with Combination 7 and add CIS: Influenza measure.
  • Replace Combination 2 Measure with Combination 1 and add HPV measure
  • Description: https://www.ncqa.org/hedis/measures/child-and-adolescent-well-care-visits/
  • NQF #24
  • NQF #418
  • Chronic Care

    Please review each recommendation in the chronic and acute care measures set and indicate whether it should or should not be accepted. Add any additional comments at the end of each recommendation.
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Care: HbA1c Poor Control (>9%); Statin Therapy – Diabetes; Statin Therapy – CVD; Controlling High Blood Pressure; Asthma Medication Management; Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Medical Attention for Nephropathy; Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Eye (Retinal) Exam
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Eye (Retinal) Exam; Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Medical Attention for Nephropathy
  • Medication Adherence for Diabetes Medications; Medication Adherence for Hypertension; Avoidance of Antibiotics in Adults with Acute Bronchitis
  • NQF #61
  • Behavioral Health Care

    Please review each recommendation in the behavioral health care measures set and indicate whether it should or should not be accepted. Add any additional comments at the end of each recommendation.
  • Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan; Tobacco Screening and Intervention; Antidepressant Medication Management; Use of Opioids at High Dosage; Use of Opioids from Multiple Providers
  • NQF #1885
  • Cost, Utilization, and Experience

    Please review each recommendation in the cost, utilization, and experience measures set and indicate whether it should or should not be accepted. Add any additional comments at the end of each recommendation.
  • Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain; Plan All-Cause Readmissions
  • NQF #5
  • General Comments and Questions