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MAP 2020-2021 Considerations for Implementing Measures Final Report - Clinicians, Hospitals, and PAC-LTC 

Date of Publication:
MAR 2021
Associated Project:
Measure Applications Partnership
The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) provides multistakeholder pre-rulemaking input to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on measures under consideration for payment and reporting programs. During the 2020-21 cycle, MAP reviewed 20 measures under consideration, with one measure considered for two programs and one measure considered for eight programs. The measures reviewed included five process measures (including three COVID-19 vaccination measures), five cost/resource use measures, five outcome measures, three composite measures, and two patient reported outcomes performance measures (PRO-PMs). The MAP acknowledged current trends shifting services from inpatient to ambulatory services and the implications for measurement in both settings. The MAP also emphasized the importance of mitigating measurement burden and the opportunities offered by electronic clinical quality measures and other digital measures. Additionally, the MAP recognized the critical role of measurement in addressing the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.