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Quality Report for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Summary

Avalere recently analyzed the quality measure landscape for rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 1.5 million adults aged 18 and older in the U.S. (0.6 percent of the population).1 Avalere identified 53 quality measures that address RA in Avalere’s Quality Measures NavigatorĀ®, including seven that are used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Physician Quality Reporting System program (one of these is also used in the Medicare Advantage (MA) Star Ratings program). Additional outcomes of care measures are needed, including patient-reported outcome measures.

1. Myasoedova E, Crowson CS, Kremers HM, Therneau TM, Gabriel SE. Is the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis rising?: results from Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1955-2007. Arthritis Rheum. 2010;62(6):1576-1582

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