Key dates to submit comments and contribute to the discussion
The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) draft recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on 39 measures under consideration for federal programs are now available. The pre-rulemaking public comment period closed on January 10, 2019.
The draft recommendations reflect consensus from recent pre-rulemaking meetings by the hospital, clinician, and post-acute and long-term care workgroups. The MAP Coordinating Committee will review and finalize the workgroups’ recommendations during an in-person meeting, January 22-23.
NQF has convened MAP annually since 2011, bringing together more than 135 healthcare leaders and experts from over 90 private- and public-sector
organizations to provide recommendations on the
high-impact measures that will improve health and healthcare. MAP volunteers
represent consumers, purchasers, employers, health plans, clinicians and
providers, communities and states, suppliers, and federal agency liaisons. The
MAP Coordinating Committee and workgroups identify measurement gaps across
settings, prioritizes high-impact measures, and recommends alignment of
measures across federal programs.
MAP will deliver its measure recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services by February 1, 2019, and publish its reports in February and
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