April 29, 2021

ACR Opens Second Public Comment Period on New Quality Measure Set

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) has opened the second public comment period for the Closing the Recommendations Follow-up Loop measure set. This quality measure set intends to improve the completion of radiologist-recommended follow-up imaging of actionable incidental findings and enhance care coordination between radiologists and other clinicians. The ACR seeks your comments and encourages you to share this announcement with your various stakeholder groups (e.g., referring clinicians, facility administrators and patients) to gather their input.

Comments are being accepted on an ongoing basis, allowing the measures to be updated according to the public’s input and actual user feedback. Comments will influence the ACR technical expert panel’s work that is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Diagnostic Excellence Initiative. This input will ultimately ensure the measure set’s ability to support improved completion of evidence-based follow-up recommendations for actionable incidentally detected imaging findings.

Nadja Kadom, MD, co-chair of the of the quality measure development technical expert panel and Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology, and Director of Quality in the radiology department at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, said, “This measure set presents tremendous opportunities for improving the delivery of evidence-based radiologist-recommended follow-up care.”

Please support this initiative by participating in the comment period and encouraging other radiologists, referring clinicians, facility administrators and patients to share their experiences and preferences.

Visit acr.org to access the public comment period portal to submit your comments.