OQR: The Lifecycle of Healthcare Quality Measures

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Archived

10 AM ET and 2 PM ET ET

Topic: This presentation discusses the process in which Quality Measures are initiated and implemented and how the public and healthcare entities can impact the Quality Measures and their implementation.

Target Audience: Individuals working in a health care setting in varying capacities involved in quality improvement initiatives and/or reporting.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Recognize the historical and legislative context of CMS hospital quality reporting programs.
  • Describe how the National Quality Strategy frames the CMS Measures Management System.
  • Summarize the five stages of the CMS quality measure lifecycle.
  • Reflect upon opportunities to impact the CMS Measures Management System.
  • Identify quality measures in terms of structure, process, outcomes, and experience of care.


  • Elizabeth Bainger, MS, RN, CPQ
    Program Lead, Hospital OQR, CMS  


  • Karen VanBourgondien, RN
    Education Coordinator, HSAG