• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) receives 2020 MAP recommendations

    The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) convened for the ninth consecutive year and has concluded its two-month intensive review of its pre-rulemaking guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). MAP has delivered its final measure recommendations (XLSX) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will publish its reports in February and March 2020.

    MAP reviews standardized performance measures and makes recommendations to HHS for 18 federal programs that use measures for public reporting or payment purposes, 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 (MACRA).

    MAP includes more than 150 healthcare leaders and experts from nearly 100 private and public sector organizations. MAP volunteers represent consumers, purchasers, employers, health plans, clinicians and providers, communities and states, suppliers, and federal agency liaisons. The MAP hospital, clinician, and post-acute and long-term care (PAC/LTC) workgroups identify measurement gaps across settings, prioritize measures, and recommend areas for alignment.