Measures

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NADR data measures<br />

The National Autism Registry Collects

Demographics for patients with an autism diagnosis

Patient-specific treatment strategies and processes of care data

Provider and facility characteristics

Hospital or specific therapies and strategies

Compliance with BACB/CASP/BHCOE clinical guideline recommendations

Data needed to qualify for registry performance achievement award recognition

Types of Measures

The NADR suite of quality measures for Autism Spectrum Disorders has the capability to accept the following types of measures.

Process

Process Measures
Measures that assess clinical practice patterns, and whether actions or processes that are proven to benefit patients are being followed by a provider.
  • Utilization of Authorized Hours: Average ratio of delivered to authorized service hours.
  • Timely Initiation of Care: Average time between the date the first assessment code was billed and the date the first direct treatment code was billed.
  • Accreditation Status: Accreditation status based on whether they are accredited by a nationally recognized accredited behavioral health accreditation organization.

Structure

Structure Measures
Measures that assess the structures and capacities a provider has in place, and which reflect the environment in which care is delivered.
  • Continuity of Care as Indicated by Clinical Staff Tenure: Average clinical staff tenure percentage for each position.
  • Dosage of Clinical Oversight: Ratio of program supervision and parent training rendered to direct treatment rendered.
  • Quality of Data Submission/Interoperability: Percentage of data elements submitted.

Outcome

Outcome Measures
Measures that assess the results of the care delivered by a provider.

The NADR requires the submission of at least 1 measure from the following 4 categories. The NADR has the capability to collect the following outcome measures:

  • Severity of Autism: Measures of short-term change in diagnostic features of autism may aid clinicians in rapid programming modifications and lead to treatment efficacy (e.g., CARS-2, PDDBI, SRS-2).
  • Norm-Referenced Assessment of Skills: Measures of the patient’s performance compared with the performance of same-aged peers (e.g., Vineland-3, SSIS Rating Scales, BASC-3).
  • Criterion-Referenced Assessment of Skills: Measures of the patient’s performance compared with an objective predetermined criterion (e.g., ABLLS-R, PEAK, VB-MAPP, AFLS, BHI).
  • Quality of Life: Measures of the social significance of treatment and may aid clinicians in guiding the course of patient’s progress during treatment (e.g., CFQL-2, PSI-4).

Cost/Resource Use

Cost/Resource Use Measures
Measures that assess the frequency of use of defined health system resources (e.g., units, dollars) by a provider.
  • Average Duration Patients Receive ABA Treatment: Average time from the first to last direct treatment unit billed.
  • Average Per Member Per Month (PMPM) Reimbursement: Average total reimbursement of billed units per patient per month for assessment, direct treatment, program supervision and parent training.
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