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CMS Announces Funding for Quality Measure Development

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced cooperative agreements with seven organizations to develop, improve, update, or expand quality measures for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Measures considered through the cooperative agreements will include:

  • outcome measures, such as patient-reported outcome and functional status measures;
  • patient experience measures;
  • care coordination measures; and
  • measures of appropriate use of services.

The organizations partnering with CMS will seek to fill gaps in the QPP measure set, in alignment with the agency’s Measures that Matter initiative. That work might include removal of measures with limited value and addition of measures that are more clinically appropriate, increase value, reduce provider burden, and enhance patient care.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Rachel Schwartz is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.