The following is a summary of the changes that have occurred to the measures since the
public comment period.
Measure: Pain Assessment Prior to Initiation of Patient
Removed examples of standardized tools
Added “on each initial evaluation”
Definition of G-code GPAN01 modified to include the insertion of “(includes
absence of pain)” immediately following “prior to initiation of treatment”
Removed CPT E&M codes 92506, 92610, 92611, 97750
Removed Qualified Speech Language Pathologist.
Evidence Supporting the Criterion of Quality Measure:
Added overall evidence grading for the measure
Added evidence grading for the top 5 articles
*Measure being presented to AQA alliance for approval