As previously reported, CMS is implementing a mandatory Inpatient Quality Reporting Total Hip and Knee Replacement PROMs Performance Measure (IQR THA/TKA PRO-PM) for THA and TKA this year. The goal of this measure is to quantify pain and functional improvements with validated PROMs to improve patient lives. In this episode of AAHKS Amplified, AAHKS First Vice President James I. “Hutch” Huddleston, MD, Health Policy Council Chair Adam J. Rana, MD and Quality Measures Committee Chair Robert S. Sterling, MD discuss what you and your hospital need to know about the PRO-PM, including what metrics need to be collected, what patients should be included and more. The PRO-PM can be submitted to CMS via AJRR and contains three new data elements, including Medicare beneficiary ID, narcotics used ≥90 days and the person completing assessment. For the 2027 payment year, the performance period begins July 1, 2024 and the pre-op data collection window begins April 2, 2024. In addition to listening to the podcast, you can click here to read the AJRR FAQs for more details. 

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