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November Edition of "Measures Management and You" Now Available

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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What’s New with the Measures Management System (MMS)

Register for MMS Information Session: Are you interested in a refresher about the Measure Lifecycle and how the latest developments in quality measurement impact each stage? Join us at 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 30 for an information session, where we’ll discuss how each stage of the Measure Lifecycle builds upon one another to form a quality measure. During this session you’ll also have the opportunity to share your ideas for future information session topics. Register today!

In Case You Missed It: Check out what’s new in quality measurement with these recent MMS presentations:

Announcements: Stay Up to Date

Updates to Calendar Year 2023 Final Rules: CMS issued final rules that include updates and policy changes for Medicare payments under the Home Health Prospective Payment System, End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System, and the Physician Fee Schedule. These updates are effective on or after January 1, 2023.

Get Involved: Upcoming Events

Attend Webinar on Quality Payment Program (QPP) Policies in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Join CMS subject matter experts at 2 p.m. ET on November 16 for an overview and future direction of the QPP; 2023 policy changes for traditional Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), MIPS Value Pathways, the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and Advanced Alternative Payment Models; and key differences between 2022 and 2023 requirements. Learn more.

Attend Webinar on Sepsis Guidelines: Join this webinar at 2:30 p.m. ET on November 16 for a summary of high-level updates in the Sepsis 2021 Guidelines; how these updates may affect clinical care of the septic patient; and how these updates may affect hospital-level protocols and procedures relating to the SEP-1 core measure. Learn more.

Attend Presentation on Specifications Manual Addenda: Join this presentation at 2 p.m. ET on November 17 for an overview of the recently published addenda for the Specifications Manual for National Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Measures. Learn more.

Attend Expert to Expert Webinar on 2023 Annual Updates for PC-02, -05, and -07 Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs): Join The Joint Commission, CMS, and Mathematica at 2 p.m. ET on December 6 for an Expert to Expert webinar on the PC-02, -05, and -07 eCQM Annual Updates for 2023 eCQM implementation. Learn more.

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities

Public Comment, Technical Expert Panels (TEP), and Federal Register Rule Comment

TEP Opportunity: Refinement of the Nursing Home Antipsychotic Medication Measures

  • The purpose of this TEP is to discuss Minimum Data Set reporting of data elements used by the nursing home antipsychotic measures and explore refinement options.
  • The TEP opportunity closes on November 29.
  • Learn more about this opportunity.

National Quality Forum (NQF) Event Calendar

Interested in providing feedback on measures under consideration for NQF endorsement? The NQF event calendar includes details about current and upcoming comment periods and information about upcoming meetings.

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