Key dates to submit comments and contribute to the discussion
The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has
begun its annual review of standardized performance measures that the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering for use in federal
programs. The initial public comment period for the Measures Under
Consideration (MUC)list has closed, and the next public comment opportunity will open on Friday, December 21.
The release of the MUC
list for comment marks the beginning of an intensive two-month review of 39 performance measures for federal
public reporting and payment programs, including the Merit-Based Incentive
Payment System (MIPS), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)
program legislated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
Save the date for the following MAP in-person meetings:
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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