Person-Centered Primary Care Measure PRO-PM (PCPCM PRO-PM)

The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure Patient Reported Outcome Performance Measure (PCPCM PRO-PM) uses the PCPCM PROM (a comprehensive and parsimonious set of 11 patient-reported items) to assess the broad scope of primary care. Unlike other primary care measures, the PCPCM PRO-PM measures the high value aspects of primary care based on a patient’s relationship with the provider or practice. Patients identify the PCPCM PROM as meaningful and able to communicate the quality of their care to their clinicians and/or care team. The items within the PCPCM PROM are based on extensive stakeholder engagement and comprehensive reviews of the literature.

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2021

Measure Info

NQF 3568
Measure Type
Measure Steward
American Board of Family Medicine
Clinical Topic Area
Patient Reported Experience

Care Setting
Data Source
Instrument-Based Data

ACP does not support NQF 3568: "Person-Centered Primary Care Measure PRO-PM (PCPCM PRO-PM)" for application at the actual/intended level of analysis: “Individual Clinician” or "Group Practice" because it lacks validity. The PMC had concerns regarding whether the measure would lead to improvements in care and a lack of evidence to indicate as much.  There were also some problems regarding the face validity of the instrument and the feasibility and burden to implement this in a general internal medicine practice.