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MAP 2016 Considerations for Implementing Measures in Federal Programs: Clinicians 

Date of Publication:
MAR 2016
Associated Project:
MAP Clinician Workgroup
Abstract
The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) reviewed measures under consideration for several clinician programs. MAP’s pre-rulemaking recommendations for measures in these programs reflect the MAP Measure Selection Criteria, how well the measures address the identified program goals, and NQF’s prior work in identifying families of measures. During its review of the measures, MAP identified several overarching issues for clinician programs such as: (1) the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) aligns all clinician measures into a single program; (2) further alignment of clinician measures with ACOs/APMs and hospital/facility measures is warranted; (3) public reporting of clinician measures on Physician Compare is ramping up and (4) measure gaps in both MIPS and MSSP remain. This report explores those issues in further detail.