The TAG was convened to provide input on the selection of measure concepts and available data sources to develop the measures. The group included research and clinical experts in the treatment of PTSD and behavioral health quality measurement. It also included a consumer representative as well as representatives from a health plan, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, and the community behavioral health system (see Appendix B for the list of TAG members).
The TAG meeting was held in March 2012. We summarized the evidence for PTSD care, and, based on that evidence, presented measure concepts for consideration in five broad domains: (1) psychotherapy; (2) pharmacotherapy; (3) assessment, monitoring, and treatment of commonly co-occurring behavioral and physical health conditions; (4) care coordination; and (5) consumer experiences with care. The TAG provided feedback on these measure concepts, suggested additional concepts, and offered input on the feasibility of developing the measures, which rely on various data sources, including administrative data, electronic health records, medical record chart reviews, and survey data.