Use of a QCDR to generate regular feedback reports that summarize local practice patterns and treatment outcomes, including for vulnerable populations.
ObjectiveIncrease knowledge of practice patterns and treatment outcomes to better serve patients, including vulnerable populations.
Evidence of use of qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) data and support to identify local/geographical practice patterns and clinical outcomes, particularly among underserved, vulnerable, and special-needs populations. By vulnerable populations/patients, CMS is referring to racial and ethnic minorities, refugees, those who are elderly, financially disadvantaged, or without health insurance, and those who have a disability or medical condition which are associated with disparities in outcomes across populations. Include at least one of the following elements:
1) QCDR agreement – Documented arrangement with a QCDR to generate feedback reports summarizing local practice patterns and treatment outcomes, including for vulnerable populations; OR
2) Feedback reports – Copies of feedback reports provided by a QCDR that summarize local practice patterns and treatment outcomes with focus on vulnerable populations.