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PCPI Bylaws Revision Member Vote

The health care delivery landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace with new care delivery and payment models tested and implemented daily throughout the US. These changes require that we not only restructure the way health care is delivered, but that we do so by working with multiple stakeholders, using evidence and information to guide decisions.

Over the past year, the American Medical Association (AMA)-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) Executive Committee and AMA senior leaders have conducted an evaluation of the current PCPI governance model to ensure that the PCPI remains a leader in supporting performance measurement and improvement as the health care delivery system undergoes these changes. Based on this evaluation, the PCPI Executive Committee is recommending that the current PCPI governance model be transitioned to a New PCPI Governance Framework (Framework).

To implement the Framework, an amendment to the PCPI Bylaws is required. Primary or alternate member representatives of full-voting member organizations are asked to vote on the proposed amendment to the PCPI Bylaws by 5 p.m. CT on Dec. 18, 2014.

The PCPI Bylaws amendment and corresponding Framework was approved by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Board of Directors on October 13, the PCPI Executive Committee on October 22 and the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees on Nov. 6, 2014. As required by the current PCPI Bylaws, the proposed amendment to the PCPI Bylaws is now presented to PCPI full voting member organizations for their approval.

To learn more about the proposed amendment to the PCPI Bylaws and the New PCPI Governance Framework, please register to attend one of the webinars listed below.

Nov. 19, 2014, 3-4 p.m. CT
Presenter: Dana Richardson, RN, MHA

Nov. 20, 2014 Noon-1 p.m. CT
Presenter: Frank Opelka, MD, FACS

Nov. 24, 2014, 1-2 p.m. CT
Presenter: Dana Richardson, RN, MHA

Dec. 2, 2014, 10-11 a.m. CT
Presenter: Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH

Dec. 5, 2014, 3-4 p.m. CT
Presenter: Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH

If you have any questions regarding the proposed amendment to the PCPI Bylaws or Framework please contact Dana Richardson at (312) 464-4074. For technical assistant with the vote or webinars, please contact Jorge Belmonte at (312) 464-5576.

Asthma Measures Vote

Following the public comment period, the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) announces the 30-day voting period for measure sets and provides the measure set for review along with a table of all public comments received and responses from the measure work group.

Full voting members of the PCPI, through their designated primary or alternate representative, are requested to vote on behalf of their organization. Limited voting members may be allowed to vote, depending on the measure topic area. Measures are approved by an affirmative majority PCPI vote. The vote from every voting member organization is important.

The following measure is available for vote

Asthma measures

The PCPI is initiating a 30-day voting period and seeking your vote on individual measures within the Asthma measures set.

The Asthma Work Group proposes this set of measures to address the evaluation of asthma control (including impairment and risk), tobacco smoke exposure, the optimization of pharmacologic treatment and patient centered care and education on the management of asthma.

The 30-day voting period begins on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, and will close at 5 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The PCPI encourages all voting member organizations to vote. Each vote is critical for us to meet the required quorum. Abstentions are welcome and should be noted on the ballot.

Review the measure set

Review public comments

Submit your vote