Quality Measures

Improve the care of your patients by using the AAN's quality measurement sets, reporting initiatives, and other resources.

Measure Opportunities

Be part of the process and submit an idea for a future measurement set or volunteer your time to be part of the next measurement development workgroup.  All workgroup applicants are asked to complete a nomination and conflict of interest form

Comment on Updated Quality Measures for Parkinson's Disease

Comment Period Closes July 23
The AAN seeks public comment on its updated quality measures for Parkinson's disease (PD). These measures are posted for public comment for 30 days, from Tuesday, June 23, to Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Highlights of this updated set:
  • Consensus document developed with a multi-stakeholder work group
  • Update of the 2009 original PD measurement set
  • Seven measures have been updated with added clarity on measure requirements
  • Four new measures created including one outcome measure
  • Three measures retired
How to Submit Your Comments
  1. Download a pdf copy of the document
  2. Carefully review the document
  3. Submit your comments

Email Amy Bennett or call (612) 928-6072.

Free Webinar on Epilepsy Measures

The AAN has recently updated the epilepsy measurement set to reflect current gaps in care. These measures are aimed at improving care for patients diagnosed with epilepsy. The AAN hosted a free webinar on Thursday, May 7 to provide information on the updates and tools to implement them into practice. Please register here to access this webinar.

All Measures

Use these quality measurement sets for important neurologic conditions.

Neurology Measurement Sets

Find out more about neurology-specific quality measurement sets: 

Measurement Sets In Progress

Preview of measurements currently in progress:

  • Dementia Update
  • Inpatient & Emergent Neurology
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's Disease Update
Future Measurement Sets

Interested in developing measurement sets that affect your patients and your practice? Check back often to apply for a work group position. Download application materials.

  • All Neurology (Summer 2015)
  • Stroke Update (Fall 2015)
  • Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy Update (Winter 2015)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis update (Winter 2015)

How Measures Are Developed

Gain an understanding of how the AAN develops clinical quality measures relevant to a neurology practice.

Partnering Organizations
AAN and Measure Development

How to Use a Measure

Learn how quality measures are integrated into public and private payer programs.

Meaningful Use

The Medicare (and Medicaid) EHR Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

The Medicare PQRS program is a pay for reporting program offering a .5-percent incentive payment through 2014.


Let the AAN's NeuroPI modules guide you step-by-step through an online performance improvement project of your choice.

Patient And Clinical Data Registries

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