AMDA Urinary Incontinence Measures Accepted for NQMC Publication

July 18, 2014
Perry Gwen Meyers,

Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine recently submitted 21 Urinary Incontinence Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Implementation Measures to the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) database. Quality measures are published on the NQMC website only if they are evidence-based and meet NQMC inclusion criteria. AMDA has now received notification that all 21 measures have been accepted for publication in the NQMC database. In June, NQMC also accepted AMDA’s implementation measures on pain management

NQMC, an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is a database and website for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is sponsored by AHRQ to promote widespread access to quality measures by the health care community and other interested individuals. AMDA’s measures are used to assess a facility or individual on the implementation of the AMDA Urinary Incontinence in the Long-Term Care Setting CPG, but can also be used to measure how a facility or individual is managing urinary incontinence in this setting. AMDA hopes that the publication of these measures will benefit post-acute and long-term care practitioners and others with an interest in advancing quality health outcomes. AMDA’s Quality Committee will now look to translate these implementation measures, where applicable, into physician quality measures.
“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,” said Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE. 

AMDA is working to finalize its Heart Failure Quality Measures for its next round of submissions to the NQMC.