May 02, 2013
The Hepatitis C Work Group, jointly convened by AGA Institute, AASLD and the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI), has developed a proposed set of measures for improving outcomes for adult patients with hepatitis C. This work represents the formal periodic review and maintenance of an existing measure set. The proposed measures focus on appropriate evaluation and management of hepatitis C and associated symptoms, increasing patient awareness and participation in treatment decisions, care coordination, and promoting and enhancing patient safety. These measures can help guide treatment, decrease potentially preventable harmful events, lead to higher levels of personal functioning, and ease patient and caregiver burden through referrals to additional sources for support.
The public comment period began on April 30 and closes at 5 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 30, 2013. View the measures and submit comments.