NQF Comment Period: Measure #3024

As a member of the peripheral vascular community, members of the Interventional Section have an opportunity to champion Measure #3024: Carotid Endarterectomy; Evaluation of Vital Status and NIH Stroke Scale at Follow-Up. The ACC submitted Measure #3024 to the National Quality Forum (NQF) during the Consensus Development Process, and although this is a strong measure, it did not proceed beyond the deliberation stage by the Surgical Project Phase III Standing Committee due to insufficient evidence. The Standing Committee was concerned during the discussion of Measure #3024 that it was a process measure and the evidence provided was insufficient to move forward to the next step in the consensus development process. The ACC requests comments on the NQF website so that the measure may be reconsidered. The NQF Open Comment Period concludes Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. ET.