2018-2019 MAP Pre-Rulemaking Cycle - Story 

Recommendations submitted to HHS by FebruaryKey dates to submit comments and contribute to the discussion

The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) draft recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on 39 measures under consideration for federal programs are now available. The pre-rulemaking public comment period closed on January 10, 2019.

The draft recommendations reflect consensus from recent pre-rulemaking meetings by the hospital, clinician, and post-acute and long-term care workgroups. The MAP Coordinating Committee will review and finalize the workgroups’ recommendations during an in-person meeting, January 22-23.

NQF has convened MAP annually since 2011, bringing together more than 135 healthcare leaders and experts from over 90 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 workgroups identify measurement gaps across settings, prioritizes high-impact measures, and recommends alignment of measures across federal programs.

MAP will deliver its measure recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by February 1, 2019, and publish its reports in February and March 2019.

Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List (PDF)
2018 MAP MUC GraphicMEASURE APPLICATIONS PARTNERSHIP#E4801CDraft Recommendations are Available for Review