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TEP Opportunity: Development, Evaluation, and Maintenance of Post-Acute Care (PAC) and Hospice Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Measurement Sets

Friday, September 15, 2023

Acumen, LLC and Abt Associates Inc. (hereafter referred to as Acumen and Abt) support CMS in the development and maintenance of quality measures for the Post-Acute Care (PAC) and Hospice Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs). The PAC and Hospice QRPs aim to characterize provider performance across various dimensions of care. With the support of Acumen and Abt, CMS refines and develops QRP measures to ensure that (a) Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers have high-impact, meaningful performance data to assist in making informed healthcare decisions; and (b) providers have actionable information to guide performance improvement efforts without being overburdened by reporting requirements.

Acumen and Abt are convening this TEP to evaluate the measurement sets across the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Home Health (HH), and Hospice settings, with a focus on identifying measurement gaps, and ensuring measures align with CMS program requirements and goals. Acumen and Abt will organize a panel of stakeholders from a broad base of expertise (e.g., patient/caregivers, clinical, policy and program, measure development, technical, etc.) and solicit their input regarding the PAC and Hospice QRP measurement sets and future measure concepts. CMS will use this to inform new measure development and maintenance of PAC and Hospice quality measures. 

Selected nominees will serve on a standing committee to support the evaluation and maintenance of PAC QRP and Hospice measurement sets. Selected nominees can expect to be contacted on an annual, or as needed, basis for up to five years.

The Technical Expert Panel nomination period closes on October 11, 2023 at 5PM EST. Please submit all nomination materials by the closing date.

If you wish to nominate yourself or other individuals for consideration, please visit the web posting on the CMS Technical Expert Panels: Currently Accepting Nominations page for more information.

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