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Measure Implementation

Pre-Rulemaking Guidance for Measure Submitters

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Measures Under Consideration Entry/Review Information Tool (CMS MERIT) is the tool for measure developers to submit their quality and efficiency measures for consideration by CMS. This tool allows the measure developer to enter and submit the required information for submission, with the ability to save information and return to edit prior to submission. The deadline for new measure submissions for the 2022 Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List was May 20, 2022. Send any questions to MMSsupport@battelle.org.

Measure developers can submit candidate quality and efficiency measure specifications for CMS review by completing the required fields in CMS MERIT. CMS requests measure developers submit only fully developed measures. For additional information, use the information found elsewhere on the CMS Measures Management System (MMS) Hub.

Please refer to the MUC List template for an outline of the data fields required for 2022 submission and the CMS MERIT Submitter’s Quick Start Guide to provide guidance on using the tool. The 2022 submission period opened on January 28, 2022, and closed for submissions on May 20, 2022.

Candidate measures for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are required to have a completed peer-reviewed journal article template attached to the measure record in CMS MERIT. See the Resources for examples of completed templates.

CMS encourages measure developers to return often to the CMS MMS Hub to see new information regarding the MUC submission cycle.

Last Updated: Nov 2022