Use of a QCDR to generate regular feedback reports that summarize local practice patterns and treatment outcomes, including for vulnerable populations.
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Increase 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:
- QCDR agreement – Documented arrangement with a QCDR to generate feedback reports summarizing local practice patterns and treatment outcomes, including for vulnerable populations; OR
- Feedback reports – Copies of feedback reports provided by a QCDR that summarize local practice patterns and treatment outcomes with focus on vulnerable populations.