December 07, 2022

New Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Measure Concept in Development

During the summer of 2022, the ACR® Commission on Quality and Safety’s Metrics Committee established a technical expert panel (TEP) to develop a quality measure to ensure that evidence-based follow-up recommendations are made for abdominal aortic aneurysms with a diameter of 2.5 cm or greater. The measure concept, reviewed and approved by ACR member-leaders, was submitted through the ACR Quality Measure Concept Vetting Form.

The measure will continue to undergo refinements by the TEP, depending on feedback collected during the upcoming 30-day public comment period along with early-measure adoption. The measure is planned for use in the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System, an arm of the Quality Payment Program.

To monitor development of the abdominal aortic aneurysms measure concept and learn how you can participate in informing its refinements, please visit the Quality Measure Concept Development webpage. Please send questions to