NQF Begins Annual Review of Performance Measures for Federal Programs 

NOV 19, 2019

CONTACT: Proof Strategies

NQF Begins Annual Review of Performance Measures for Federal Programs
Commenting period on Measures Under Consideration list is open through November 25

— 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 list of measures under consideration is open for an initial public comment period through November 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

MAP brings together stakeholders from the private and public sectors to provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the selection of performance measures for federal public reporting and payment programs. This includes 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).

“The convening of MAP inspires trusted multistakeholder recommendations to advance the nation’s healthcare priorities and improve care for every person,” said Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, NQF’s President and CEO.

NQF has convened MAP annually since 2011 bringing together more than 150 healthcare leaders and experts from over 100 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 its hospital, clinician, post-acute and long-term care, and rural health workgroups, identify measurement gaps across settings, prioritize high-impact measures, and recommend alignment of measures across federal programs.

MAP will deliver its measure recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by January 24, 2020 and publish its reports in February and March 2020.


About the National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) works with members of the healthcare community to drive measurable health improvements together. NQF is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that gives all healthcare stakeholders a voice in advancing quality measures and improvement strategies that lead to better outcomes and greater value. Learn more at www.qualityforum.org