The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative is accepting applications for the 2019 Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC), which will select the 2019 Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures (KCHMS), a core healthcare measures set for Kentucky’s primary care providers, with the ultimate goal of aligning the priorities of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers.
The KCHMS was first released in June 2018 and includes 34 primary care measures in the areas of preventive care, behavioral health, chronic and acute care, pediatric care, and cost and utilization. The intent is to align measurement efforts toward shared areas of focus, making Kentucky one of the first states in the nation to create a healthcare measurement set.
PMAC, which selects the measures that are included in the core measures set, consists of an oversight committee and five subcommittees in the follow areas:
- Behavioral Health
- Chronic and Acute Care
- Cost and Utilization
The 2019 PMAC team will consist of previous committee members and new applicants. Slots are limited and will reflect a diverse mix of payers, providers, purchasers, and consumers.
While the 2018 KCHMS timeline was approximately one year from conception to release, this year’s cycle will be more condensed and run from June 2019 to August 2019. Both subcommittee and oversight committee members will participate in an overview call in early June, each subcommittee will meet approximately twice in June and July, and the oversight committee will meet an anticipated two times in July and August. The 2019 KCHMS measures will be finalized by August 31, 2019.
Submissions are due by Friday, May 31. Any questions, please contact Stephanie Clouser at firstname.lastname@example.org.