Performance Measures & Encounter Data Validation

Behavioral Health Organization Performance Measure Validation

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing's External Quality Review Organization (EQRO), conducts validation activities outlined in the CMS Performance Measure Validation Protocol for each of the Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs). The performance measures are calculated on an annual basis. Each BHO is subject to the same measures making it possible to compare performance measures for each health plan.