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MAP 2017 Considerations for Implementing Measures in Federal Programs: Clinicians 

Date of Publication:
MAR 2017
Associated Project:
MAP 2017 Clinicians Report
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 highlighted a number of topics and issues, such as: (1) the relatively new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) aligns all clinician measures into a single program; (2) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) continues to have strong interest from new and renewing ACOs and demonstrates promising results in both quality improvement and financial savings; (3) High-priority measure development remains an important issue in both MIPS and MSSP. This report explores those issues in further detail.