A variety of interested parties need to be involved in the measure specification stage. In addition to the measure developer and TEP, persons, families, caregivers, and clinicians need to be involved to address the feasibility of data collection before a measure progresses too far in development. The measure developer can use focus groups, interviews, and other informal methods to engage other interested parties. The measure developer often posts a request for public comment with the measure specifications.
Measure developers may use the Measures Management System (MMS) website, CMS MMS Hub, to announce the request for public comment. If the proposed measure is an eCQM, the measure developer may use the Office of the National Coordinator’s ONC Project Tracking System (Jira) to post the specifications and collect public comments. The eCQI Resource Center also posts requests for comments for eCQMs and points to where the user may find the specifications and provide comments.