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June MMS Newsletter Now Available

Measures Management System (MMS) publishes a monthly bulletin about quality measurement resources and opportunities. Subscribe to receive more MMS news in your inbox. Have questions or suggestions? Contact MMS Support!

What’s New with MMS

Register for June National Quality Strategy Webinar

The Battelle MMS team is pleased to invite the public to attend the upcoming webinar, “Advancing Excellence: CMS National Quality Strategy.” The National Quality Strategy is a long-term initiative promoting quality outcomes, safety, equity, and accessibility for all individuals, especially for people in historically underserved and under-resourced communities. There are two opportunities to attend; please select the one that works best for your schedule!

  • 1 – 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday, June 22 (Register)
  • 12 – 1 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, June 27 (Register)

Please submit your National Quality Strategy questions to the MMS team at

Use De Novo Measure Scan to Speed Search Process

The De Novo Measure Scan (DNMS) compiles content from PubMed, PubMed Central, and CINAHL to one search process and allows you to specify search concepts specific to target populations, health outcomes/events, and care settings. DNMS is a free resource, located on the password-protected portion of CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT). Request an account on the CMIT site.

Save the Date for July MMS Information Session

Join us at 2 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, July 26 for the MMS Information Session, “Navigating Measure Implementation.” Register today!

View Measure Testing Webinar Recording

The recording of MMS Information Session “Putting the Test in Measure Testing: Addressing a Collection of Measure Testing Challenges” is now available on YouTube.

Announcements: Stay Up to Date

Call for Feedback Extended for the Draft United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI)+ Quality Data Element List

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) requests feedback on the draft USCDI+ Quality data element list, particularly on its level of completeness, level of specificity, and usefulness of the companion guidance. Comments are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) Friday, June 30. Comments can be submitted to the USCDI+ Quality tracker on the ONC Project Tracking System. To submit a comment, you must have an active Jira account. If you do not have one, create an account.

Attend Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM) Informational Session

Register to attend an informational session from 12 – 2 p.m. (ET) Friday, June 30 to

  • Discuss the new quality measure endorsement and maintenance process beginning Fall 2023.
  • Learn about PQM membership and the timeline for committee nominations.
  • Understand the process for submitting public comments.

Following the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to review the new PQM Endorsement and Maintenance Guidebook and provide feedback. Visit the PQM website for more information.

Register for Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey

Registration is now open for groups, subgroups, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities intending to administer the CAHPS for MIPS Survey as part of their traditional MIPS, MIPS Value Pathway (MVP), or APM Performance Pathway (APP) reporting. Registration closes at 8 p.m. (ET) June 30. Visit the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website for more information. 

Submit Promoting Interoperability Measures for MIPS

Submit proposed Promoting Interoperability measures and improvement activities by July 1 for consideration for future years of MIPS. Download this QPP resource to learn more.

CMS Releases Home Health & Hospice Health Equity Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Report

CMS has released the Home Health & Hospice Health Equity TEP Report that provides a summary of the TEP’s input on options for health equity measurement in the home health and hospice care settings. Read the report.

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities

Public CommentTEPs, and Federal Register Rule Comment

Public Comment Opportunity: Spring 2023 Measures Submitted to PQM for Endorsement and Maintenance

Public Comment Opportunity: Addressing Social Needs Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM)

Federal Register Rule Comment Opportunity: Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality

  • This opportunity closes for comment on July 3.
  • Learn more on the Federal Register.

Federal Register Rule Comment Opportunity: Medicaid Program; Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services

  • This opportunity closes for comment on July 3.
  • Learn more on the Federal Register.

Public Comment Opportunity: PQM Guidebook of Policies and Procedures for Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review (PRMR) and Measure Set Review (MSR)

  • The public comment period closes July 21.
  • Battelle will host an informational session from 2 - 4 p.m. (ET) July 10 to discuss the Guidebook and the public comment submission process. Register to attend
  • Submit comments on the PQM website