NQF Statement on Measure Applications Partnership Pre-Rulemaking Cycle 2020-2021 Changes 

DEC 01, 2020

CONTACT: Proof Strategies

NQF Statement on Measure Applications Partnership Pre-Rulemaking Cycle 2020-2021 Changes

Since 2011, the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has been convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to recommend high-quality measures that address national healthcare priorities, fill critical measurement gaps, and increase alignment of measures among public and private measurement programs. Since its inception, MAP has brought together more than 150 healthcare leaders and experts from over 100 private and public sector organizations representing consumers, purchasers, employers, health plans, clinicians and providers, communities and states, suppliers, and federal agency liaisons.

This year, due to a delay in the availability of the Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List, CMS and NQF have agreed to reschedule the MAP Coordinating Committee and the MAP Hospital, Clinician, Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, and Rural Health Workgroup review meetings to January 2021. This change would also impact and shift the public commenting periods for the MUC List from early December to late December through early January. A second public comment period would occur after the Workgroups’ review meetings in late January.

The goal of MAP has always been to gather the input of diverse external stakeholders to make recommendations to CMS. We are committed to facilitating a process where the MAP Workgroup and Coordinating Committee members, and the general public can share input in a timely manner. CMS and NQF are also committed to leading a transparent process to ensure accountability to stakeholders and the public. To stay up to date on any future changes to these dates, NQF encourages anyone interested in receiving the most up-to-date information and notifications related to upcoming MAP activities to sign-up for project alerts.


About 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