The American Medical Association (AMA)-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) is initiating a 30-day public comment period for the PCPI Measure Exceptions Framework.

The PCPI Measures Development, Methodology, and Oversight (MDMO) Advisory Committee, under the leadership of Carl Sirio, MD, developed this framework to provide recommendations to PCPI Work Groups on the use of exclusions and exceptions. The framework provides a rationale for a revised approach to the PCPI exception methodology; defines the PCPI approach to exclusions and exceptions; and describes guiding principles that serve as a foundation for the PCPI exception methodology.

Please feel free to forward this document to others within your organization or constituency who may be able to offer insight and expertise. All comments are welcome and will be compiled and shared with the MDMO Advisory Committee for consideration.

PCPI Measure Exceptions Framework is available for review and submission of comments. The 30-day public comment period will close at 5:00p.m. CST on Friday, January 11, 2013. Please review the framework prior to submitting comments by clicking here.


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