The AAOS is seeking to nominate members to the CMS Technical Expert Panel on Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Elective Total Hip and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) to develop one to two Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Elective Total Hip and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (THA/TKA) hospital-level performance measures. As part of its measure development process, CORE will convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance. The primary objective of this project is to develop one to two Patient-Reported Outcome Performance Measures (PRO-PMs) for Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 or older who undergo an elective THA/TKA.
TEP members will need to be available to participate in two to three teleconference meetings between March 2018 and September 2018. Teleconference meetings will last approximately 90 minutes. The TEP members will review materials provided in advance of the teleconference and review minutes and a summary report following each meeting.
The TEP is a group of stakeholders and experts who provide input on the development of the measures for which the contractor is responsible. Convening the TEP is one important step in the measure development process that ensures transparency and provides an opportunity to obtain balanced input from multiple stakeholders. TEP members are chosen to provide input based on their personal experience and training or organizational perspective, and to represent a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.
YNHHSC/CORE recognizes that TEP members may not be able to attend all meetings, but we expect members to attend a majority of meetings and review and comment on meeting materials for the meetings they cannot attend. Meeting agendas and background materials will be provided to TEP members at least one week prior to each meeting. Member comments and recommendations will be summarized in a report which will be publicly available.
Subject matter expertise: Experience with Patient Reported Outcomes following THA/TKA:
- Clinical Experts
- Consumer/patient/family (caregiver) perspective
- Performance Measurement
- Quality Improvement
- Purchaser Perspective
- Health Care Disparities
REQUIRED: All applicants must provide the following:
- Online AAOS CAP application
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- 100-word biography
- Letter of Interest highlighting his/her expertise in subject area
- Signed nomination form
All supporting materials must be submitted to Kyle Trivedi at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM (CT).
Thank you for your consideration.
Kyle Trivedi, MHA
Manager, Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Office of Government Relations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
317 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002