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2022 Nomination Period

  • Project Title: Dialysis Facility Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings TEP

    Dates

    • The TEP nomination period closed on Friday, January 14, 2022.
    • The TEP virtually met on February 17, 2022 and March 3, 2022.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) to act as the quality measure developer and technical content support contractor for Care Compare on Medicare.gov, under the Kidney Disease Quality Measure Development, Maintenance, and Support contract (contract number 75FCMC18D0041, task order number 75FCMC18F0001). As part of this contract, UM-KECC convenes TEPs to obtain consumer and provider input for quality measure development and the Medicare.gov Dialysis Facility Quality of Patient Care Star Rating (Star Rating). We sought nominations from individuals with relevant clinical and methodological experience, expertise, and perspectives, including ESRD patients with dialysis experience to serve on this TEP.

    Documents

    You may access the TEP Summary Report and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of the document:

  • Project Title: CMS Quality Measure Development Plan and Quality Measure Index

    Dates

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on January 13, 2022.
    • The TEP met on May 13, 2022.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) to develop and update the CMS Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP), which serves as a strategic framework for clinician quality measure development to support the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), known collectively as the Quality Payment Program. As a separate component of the Task Order, HSAG is developing and refining the Quality Measure Index (QMI) to support the assessment and selection of quality measures that provide meaningful quality performance information and align with the national health care quality priorities. The contract name is Impact Assessment of CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures. The contract number is 75FCMC18D0026. As part of its process, HSAG convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input during development of the MDP and QMI.

    Documents

    You may access the TEP Meeting Summary and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of each document:

2021 Nomination Period

  • Project Title: TEP for the Refinement of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)/Nursing Facility (NF), and Home Health (HH) Function Measures 

    Dates

    Meeting 1

    • The TEP nomination period closed June 4, 2021
    • The TEP met on July 14-15, 2021

    Meeting 2

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on December 3, 2021
    • The TEP met on January 26-27, 2022

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen, LLC and Abt Associates to develop quality and cost measures for use in the IRF, LTCH, SNF, and HH QRPs and the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI). The contract Acumen, LLC operates under is the Quality Measure & Assessment Instrument Development & Maintenance & QRP Support for the Long Term Care Hospital, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, Quality Reporting Programs, & Nursing Home Compare (75FCMC18D0015/Task Order 75FCMC19F0003). Abt Associates operates under the Home Health and Hospice Quality Reporting Program Quality Measures and Assessment Instruments Development, Modification and Maintenance, & Quality Reporting Program Oversight Support contract (75FCMC18D0015/Task Order 75FCMC19F0001). As part of its measure development process, Acumen, LLC and Abt Associates convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

    Documents

    You may access the TEP Summary Report and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of the following document:

    Meeting 1

    Meeting 2 

2020 Nomination Period

  • Project Title: Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Measures Technical Expert Panel (TEP)

    Dates:

    The TEP met on October 26 and October 27, 2021.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the Lewin Group (Lewin) to develop and maintain a standard set of HCBS measures. The contract name is Home and Community Based Services Measure Development, Endorsement, Maintenance, and Alignment Contract. The contract number is HHSM-500-2014-00033I, task number 75FCMC19F0004. As part of its measure development process, Lewin convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

    Documents:

    You may access the TEP Summary Report and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of each document:

  • Project Title: eCQM Development and Maintenance for Eligible Clinicians

    Dates

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on February 25, 2020.
    • The TEP met on August 17, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 30, 2020, November 17, 2021, March 3, 2022, and March 4. 2022.


    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica and its partners to develop, electronically specify, and maintain eCQMs for eligible clinicians for potential consideration and use in CMS quality programs. The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Clinicians. The contract number is #75FCMC18D0032, Task Order #75FCMC19F0004. As part of its measure development process, Mathematica convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

    Documents

    You may access the TEP Summary Report and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of each document:

 

2019 Nomination Period

  • Project Title: Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance: New Hospital Harms

    Dates

    • The TEP nomination period closed December 13, 2019.
    • The TEP met on March 4, 2022.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop Patient Safety Measures of Hospital Harm for potential use in CMS’ quality and payment programs. The contract name is Measure & Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance. The contract number is 75FCMC18D0027. As part of its measure development process, AIR convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance. 

    Documents

    You may access the TEP Summary Report and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of each document:

  • Project Title: CMS Quality Measure Development Plan and Quality Measure Index

    Dates

    • The TEP nomination period closed October 18, 2019.
    • The TEP met on December 17, 2021.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) to develop and update the CMS Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP), which serves as a strategic framework for clinician quality measure development to support the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), known collectively as the Quality Payment Program. As a separate component of the Task Order, HSAG is developing and refining the Quality Measure Index (QMI) to support the assessment and selection of quality measures that provide meaningful quality performance information and align with the national health care quality priorities. The contract name is Impact Assessment of CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures. The contract number is 75CMC18D0026. As part of its measure development process, HSAG convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input during development of the MDP and QMI. 

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  • Project Title: Summary of Risk Variable Reevaluation (RVR) TEP Evaluation of Measures 

    Dates

    • The TEP nomination period closed October 25, 2019. 
    • The TEP met on March 11, 2020 and December 6, 2021.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to reevaluate CMS claims-based hospital outcome measures previously developed by CORE. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians, Hospital Option Period 2 contract. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042 project number HHSM-75FCMC19F0001. As part of its measure development process, CORE convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance. 

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  • Project Title: Severe Obstetric Complications eCQM

    Dates

    • The TEP nomination period closed December 20, 2019.
    • The TEP met on February 28, 2020, July 20, 2021, and November 3, 2021.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a Severe Obstetric Complications Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM). The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospitals and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 2. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order Number HHSM-75FCMC19F0001. As part of its measure development process, CORE convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

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  • Project Title: Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance: Sepsis Outcome Measure

    Dates

    • The TEP nomination period closed November 7, 2019.
    • The TEP met on January 22, 2020, May 11, 2021, and October 5, 2021.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop a Sepsis Outcome Measure for potential future use in CMS’ quality and payment programs. The contract name is Measure & Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance. The contract number is 75FCMC18D0027. As part of its measure development process, AIR convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

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2018 Nomination Period

  • Project Title: Use of Indirect Estimation for Estimating Demographic Data

    Dates

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period was held in 2018.
    • The TEP met on Monday, March 21, 2022.


    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop measurement tools to assess the level of disparity in outcomes and commitment to health equity at hospitals. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 2. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order Number HHSM-75FCMC19F0001. As part of its measure development process, CORE convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

    Documents

    You may access the TEP Summary Report and the TEP Membership List by clicking the title of each document:

  • Project Title: CMS Health Equity Quality Measurement

    Dates 

    • The TEP nomination period was held in 2018.
    • The TEP met on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

    Project Overview

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop measurement tools to assess the level of disparity in outcomes and commitment to health equity at hospitals. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 2. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order Number HHSM-75FCMC19F0001. As part of its measure development process, CORE convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

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Last Updated: Aug 2022