Measure Authoring Tool v4.4.0| User Guide
A list of all clauses, with the exception of clauses identified as a QDM variable, display below the blue
Risk Adjustment Variables banner.
Similar to the Supplemental Data Elements field, tools for moving clauses into and out of the Risk
Adjustment Variables field are found between the list of available clauses and the Risk Adjustment
Variables field. There is a [Save Risk Adjustment Variables] button (yellow) just below these fields.
A check box to include VSAC value set data sits just below the [Save Risk Adjustment Variables] button
At the very bottom of the [Measure Packager] are two export options: [Create Measure Package] or
[Create Package and Export].
To successfully prepare a measure package and export a measure in [Measure Packager] the following
steps must be completed:
1) Create one or more Measure Groupings (one or more measure groupings are permitted for all
measure scoring types: proportion, ratio, continuous variable, and cohort.)
2) Select and save Supplemental Data Elements, if applicable.
3) Select and save Risk Adjustment Variables, if applicable.
4) Include VSAC value set data, if desired.
5) Select one of the two packaging options.
After a packaging option is selected, a validation is performed.
Note: Appendix F
includes validation guidance to help MAT users resolve measure logic errors identified
when a measure package is initiated.
The measure package is successful when:
• All clauses within the measure logic have the required LHS and RHS when using Timing,
Relationship, and Satisfies functions.
• All clauses using Union, Intersection, or functions (i.e. Age At, Most Recent, Count) have at least
one child node.
• Only QDM elements and attributes with valid OIDs and datatypes are used within the measure
• The [Population Workspace] only contains clauses constructed in the [Clause Workspace] and
logical operators AND, AND NOT, OR, or OR NOT.
• All QDM elements and attributes, clauses, populations, and grouping requirements pass
validations as identified in Appendix F.