Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Quality Measures Available for Public Comment

February 14, 2012


The AAN has launched a 30-day public comment period for the draft amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) measurement set. The draft set addresses issues such as nutritional support, cognitive or behavioral screening, and non-invasive treatment for respiratory insufficiency.

The comment period ends at 5:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

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All comments are welcome and will be compiled and shared with the work group for consideration.

Measure #1: ALS Multidisciplinary Care Plan
Measure #2: Disease Modifying Pharmacotherapy Discussed
Measure #3: ALS Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment Screening
Measure #4: ALS Symptomatic Therapy Querying and Treatment
Measure #5: ALS Pulmonary Function Monitoring
Measure #6: ALS Noninvasive Ventilation Treatment for Respiratory Insufficiency Discussed
Measure #7: ALS Screening for Dysphagia, Weight Loss and Impaired Nutrition
Measure #8: ALS Nutritional Support Offered
Measure #9: ALS Communication Support Referral
Measure #10: ALS End of Life Planning Assistance
Measure #11: ALS Falls Querying

View the ALS Measurement Set (.pdf)

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