Statewide Quality Advisory Committee (SQAC)


Upcoming SQAC MeetingS

  • February 23, 2015
  • April 27, 2015
  • June 22, 2015
  • September 21, 2015
  • October 19, 2015
  • December 14, 2015

Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS)

The SQAC advises CHIA on the creation of the Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS), which is updated annually.

View the complete, updated SQMS

SQAC Members

Ex-Officio Members

Gubernatorial Appointments

Non-Voting Members

Contact

If you would like to contact the SQAC, please email SQAC@state.ma.us

The executive director of CHIA chairs the Statewide Quality Advisory Committee (SQAC). The mission of the SQAC is to advise all branches of state government regarding the alignment of health care performance metrics and the efficient collection and uniform reporting of the Standard Quality Measure Set in order to support improvement in the health status of the residents of the Commonwealth.

The Statewide Quality Advisory Committee (SQAC) was created by MGL Chapter 12C, §14, as enacted through Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012. Learn more about the SQAC Statute and bylaws.

2014 Meeting Cycle

Priorities

  • Behavioral health
  • Care coordination
  • Patient-centered care
  • Pediatrics
  • End-of-life care
  • Resource use/efficiency

Final Report

The 2014 final report summarizes the Committee's process of prioritizing, evaluating, and recommending health care quality measures for the Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS). The 2014 Final Report includes the Committee's final recommendations for updates to the SQMS.

2014 Final Report (PDF) | Word

Appendix B (PDF)

Appendix C (PDF) | Word

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Review and approve final report and recommendation

Agenda (PDF) | Word

Minutes (PDF) | Word

Presentation (PDF) | PPT | Word 

Proposed Measure for Hospital reporting (PDF) | Word

Subset of the SQMS Measure for Pediatric Population (PDF) | Word

SQMS measures by focus area (PDF) | Word

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Review changes to mandated measure sets
  • Review preliminary assessments of proposed measures

Agenda (PDF) | Word

Presentation (PDF) | PPT

Draft Lewin Report: 2014 SQMS Proposed Measure Evaluation (PDF) | Word

Draft SQMS Evaluation Tool (PDF) | Word

Monday, June 16, 2014

  • Determine which of the proposed measures to assess
  • Quality Measures in End-of-Life Care Presentation

Agenda (PDF) | Word

Minutes (PDF) | Word

Presentation (PPT) | Word

Quality Measures in End-of-Life Care (PPT) | Word

2014 Nominated Quality Measures Summary (PDF) | Word

2014 Nominated Quality Measures Detail (PDF) | Word

Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Discuss CHIA's plans to advise DOI on SQMS measures for provider tiering
  • Receive update from Health Policy Commission on PCMH certification plans
  • Discuss the subset of SQMS measures for pediatric care

Agenda (PDF) | Word 

Minutes (PDF) Word 

Presentation (PDF) PPT Word 

CHIA Advice to DOI Straw Model Use of SQMS in Provider Tiering (PDF) Word

Pediatric Behavioral Health Measures in the Standard Quality Measure Set (Excel)

Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Review the SQMS measures proposed for public reporting of hospital performance
  • Advise on the use of SQMS measures for specific purposes
  • Discuss the completeness of the SQMS for the pediatric population

Agenda (PDF) | Word

Minutes (PDF) | Word 

Presentation (PDF) | PPT | Word

Proposed Measure for Hospital reporting (PDF) | Word 

Subset of the SQMS Measure for Pediatric Population (PDF) | Word

SQMS measures by focus area (PDF) | Word

SQAC 2013 Meeting Cycle

Final Report (PDF) | Word

Appendix A (PDF) | Word

Appendix B (PDF) | Word

Minutes from the 2013 meeting cycle are available in the SQAC Archive

SQAC 2012 Meeting Cycle

Final Report (PDF) | Word

Appendix A (PDF) | Word

Minutes from the 2013 meeting cycle are available in the SQAC Archive