Measure Development Teams (MDTs)

Small, technically proficient teams composed of PQA members, to develop individual metrics. PQA members apply to participate on the teams, and participation is based on knowledge and expertise (e.g., clinical, analytics, measure development) aligned with the specific measure concept. Measure Development Teams meet monthly via webinar.

Active Measure Development Teams


Measure Development Team 15:
Initial Opioid Prescribing Measures*

  • Extended-Release/Long-Acting opioids*
  • Opioids at ≥50 morphine milligram equivalents*
  • >7 days’ supply*
    *A lower rate would indicate better performance.

Task Forces (TFs)

Small, technically proficient teams composed of PQA members, to develop individual metrics. PQA members apply to participate on the teams, and participation is based on knowledge and expertise (e.g., clinical, analytics, measure development) aligned with the specific measure concept. Measure Development Teams meet monthly via webinar. Small, technically proficient teams composed of PQA members and external experts who apply or are invited to develop measure concepts. PQA members who apply to participate on Task Forces are selected based on knowledge and expertise aligned with the specific measure concept(s). Task Forces are used when external expertise is necessary to fully explore the feasibility of measure concept ideas, oftentimes in areas that are new or complex. Task Forces meet monthly via webinar.

Active Task Forces:


Pharmacy-Level Measures Task Force

  • PDC-Statins-RX**
  • PDC-RASA-RX**
  • PDC-Diabetes-RX**
    **The PQA health plan level PDC measures are being adapted for pharmacy-level performance comparisons, using dispensing system data.

Specialty Pharmacy Turnaround Time Task Force


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Your participation on PQA Measure Development Teams and Task Forces is welcomed! Selection to participate on an MDT or TF is completed through and application process. Notification of a new MDT or TF is announced to the PQA membership via e-mail and applications for appointment are considered before the launch.

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