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Submit Nominations for MACRA Wave 5 Clinician Expert Workgroups through July 1, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are seeking nominations for Wave 5 of the Clinician Expert Workgroups that will provide input on the development of 3 episode-based cost measures for potential use in the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The nomination period opened on June 3, 2022, and stakeholders are invited to submit nominations by July 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Acumen will convene the following Clinician Expert Workgroups (“workgroups”), which are based on the episode groups selected by CMS and informed by stakeholder input received through the public comment period, in July 2022:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
  • Kidney Transplant Management: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
  • Prostate Cancer: Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Individuals interested in joining a workgroup for the first time may submit their nomination through this web-based nomination form. Wave 4 workgroup members can indicate their interest in an abbreviated form shared via email. Individuals who participated in Acumen stakeholder groups other than Wave 4 should fill out the full web-based nomination form to ensure that Acumen has the most recent information. For more information, please refer to the CMS Current TEP Opportunities Webpage or the full web-based nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Acumen MACRA Clinical Committee Support Team at

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