There may be some scope here for arguing in favor of healthcare measures which down-rate controversial procedures in the absence of a clear and present immediate medical indication (such as routine circumcision).
The deadline for submissions is 24 April 2012.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting the submission of measures of children's healthcare quality for potential inclusion in the CHIPRA 2013 Improved Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures (the ``Improved Core Set'') for potential voluntary use by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. In addition, CHIPRA established the Pediatric Quality Measures Program to increase the portfolio of measures available to public and private purchasers of children's health care services, providers, and consumers. HHS anticipates that measures ultimately included in the Improved Core Set will also be used by public and private purchasers to measure pediatric healthcare quality. AHRQ is interested in information about the importance, scientific validity, and feasibility of the measures. If a measure is selected for inclusion, more information, including a copyright release (if applicable) and full measure specifications would be needed.