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2022 Nomination Period

  • Project Title: Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for the Scoring Methodology for the Expansion of the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program

    Dates:

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on March 16, 2022.
    • The TEP met on May 18, 2022, for a TEP orientation, and again on May 19, 2022, for a 4-hour virtual TEP meeting.

     

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted with Mathematica and RTI International to develop a Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program scoring methodology that ties SNF payments to the quality of care provided across several domains of care. The contract name is the Division of Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (DVIQR) Program Support (DPS) contract. The contract number is 75FCMC18D0032, task order 75FCMC19F0005. As the organizer of this TEP, Mathematica convened a group of stakeholders and experts who contributed direction and thoughtful input on the scoring methodology for the expansion of the SNF VBP Program.

     

    Documents:

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

  • Project Title: Development of an Enrollee Satisfaction Survey System for Use in the Exchange

    Dates:

    • The Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on September 2, 2022.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop an Enrollee Satisfaction Survey System for use in the Exchange. The contract name is Development of an Enrollee Satisfaction Survey System for use in the Exchange. The contract number is 75FCMC18D0027. As the organizer of this TEP, AIR convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input on their work and analysis. The TEP is a collaborative advisory body of 16 individuals who represent a broad range of technical experts and stakeholders, including Exchange administrators, health plan representatives, consumers, consumer advocates, quality measurement experts, state officials, and federal agencies. The objective of the TEP is to advise CMS on the QHP Enrollee Survey implementation by providing input on topics such as survey refinement and improving access and response among diverse populations.


    Perspectives/Expertise:

    We sought individuals with differing perspectives and areas of expertise, such as health equity, engaging diverse populations in survey data collection, collecting sexual orientation and gender identification data, performance measurement, quality improvement, health plan issuer perspective, and QHP consumer perspective.
     

    TEP Expected Time Commitment:

    As part of the commitment to the TEP, members will attend up to two meetings per year for a minimum three-year commitment with an optional two-year extension between October 2022 and May 2027. All meetings will occur via teleconference, and AIR will distribute meeting materials in advance of each meeting to allow adequate time to review prior to the meeting. There may be approximately 1 hour of pre-work and 1-hour of post-work per scheduled meeting.
     

    Documents:

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

  • Project Title: Development of Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO)-based Performance Measure (PRO-PM) for Preventive Cancer Screening & Counseling

    Dates:

    • The Call for Clinician Committee nomination period closed on February 18, 2022.
      The Clinician Committee met on June 29, 2022.
    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel nomination period closed on February 18, 2022.
      The Technical Expert Panel met on July 25, 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 (YNHHSC/CORE) to develop a PRO-PM to assess preventive screenings for select cancers. The measure will assess the quality of care provided by clinicians who are eligible to participate under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and will use data collected from patients. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures, Option Period 2. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order Number HHSM-75FCMC19F0002. 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 Clinician Committee Summary Report, the Clinician Committee Membership List, the Technical Expert Panel (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 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: Cross-setting Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for the Maintenance and Development of Vaccination-Related Items and Measures for the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)/Nursing Home (NH), and Home Health (HH) Settings

    Dates:

    • The Call for TEP nomination period closed on October 19, 2021.
    • The TEP met on November 3, 2021 for a pre-TEP orientation and two TEP meetings on November 19, 2021 and December 15, 2021.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen, LLC and Abt Associates Inc. (hereafter referred to as Acumen and Abt, respectively) to develop quality and cost measures for the Post-Acute Care (PAC) Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) and Nursing Home Compare as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 and the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. Acumen’s contract name is “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.” Acumen’s contract number is 75FCMC18D0015, Task Order 75FCMC19F0003. Abt’s contract name is “Home Health and Hospice Quality Reporting Program Quality Measures and Assessment Instruments Development, Modification and Maintenance, & Quality Reporting Program Oversight Support.” Abt’s contract number is 75FCMC18D0014, Task Order 75FCMC19F0001. As part of the measure development process, Acumen and Abt convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance. Acumen and Abt convened a TEP to solicit input regarding vaccination-related items and measures, with a special focus on developing a COVID vaccination standardized patient/resident assessment data element and COVID-19 vaccination measure.

    Documents:

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

  • 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: Development of a Quality Measure Assessing Delay in Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

    Dates:

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on January 13, 2020.
    • The TEP met on June 30, 2020, June 29, 2021, and July 18, 2022.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center), has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a quality measure related to delay in CKD progression. The contract name is Quality Measure Development and Analytic Support, Option Year 2. The contract number is HHSM-75FCMC18D0042, Task Order HHSM-75FCMC19F0003. 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: Hospital-Level 90-Day Risk-Standardized Complication Rate (RSCR) Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) for a Combined Inpatient (IP) and Outpatient (OP) Setting Measure

    Dates:

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on January 30, 2020.
    • The TEP met on August 26, 2020 and June 21, 2022.

    Project Overview:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a Hospital-Level 90-Day Risk-Standardized Complication Rate (RSCR) Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) for a Combined Inpatient (IP) and Outpatient (OP) Setting Measure. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospitals and Eligible Clinicians, Option Period 3. 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: 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

    Dates:

    • The Call for Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nomination period closed on December 13, 2019.
    • The TEP met on June 28, 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 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. 

    Documents

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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:

Last Updated: Nov 2022