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Jun 2024

TEP Opportunity: Development and Reevaluation of Maternal Health Measures and Designation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted the Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop, reevaluate, and support the implementation of several maternal health measures and the expansion of CMS’ Birthing-Friendly Hospital Designation.

Submit Nominations for Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM) Committees 

Battelle, a consensus-based entity, is accepting nominations through 11:59 p.m. (ET) June 21, 2024, for PQM committees supporting the Endorsement & Maintenance (E&M) and Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review (PRMR) processes. Individuals and organizations may nominate themselves or others using the PQM nomination form. Submit a nomination today!  

For PRMR Committees     
Battelle is accepting nominations for three PRMR committees:

May 2024

Updated Resource Gives Intro to Quality Measures

A Measures Management System (MMS) resource guide, “

Updated eCQM Specifications and Implementation Resources for 2025 Performance/Reporting Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the

Apr 2024

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Measure Entry Review Information Tool (MERIT) Closes for Measure Submissions on May 10

There is still time to submit measures for the 2024 (CMS) Pre-Rulemaking cycle! CMS MERIT will close for submissions at 8:00  PM ET, May 10, 2024.

 

Have questions about CMS MERIT or pre-rulemaking? Check out the Quick Start Guide for Submitters or view these resources on the CMS Measures Management System (MMS) Hub:

Quality In Motion: Acting On The CMS National Quality Strategy

Quality in Motion: Acting on the CMS National Quality Strategy is CMS’s latest update to the 2022 National Quality Strategy, which was launched to improve the quality and safety of health care for everyone, focusing on those from underserved and under-resourced communities. In the action plan, you will learn how CMS is putting quality-focused goals into motion in four priority areas:

Now Available: Program Candidate eCQM Specifications for Potential Inclusion in 2026 Reporting Period

CMS has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for measures proposed for inclusion in the 2026 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program.

Mar 2024

Now Available: Updated Measure Information and Justification Form (MIJF) and Instructions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a Measure Information and Justification Form (MIJF) and Instructions, which combines the items from the Measure Information Form and Instructions (MIF) and the Measure Justification Information Form and Instr

Safety-Related Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Video Short

The Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a short video about

Feb 2024

CMS announces the release of the 2024 Impact Assessment Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are excited to announce the publication of the 2024 National Impact Assessment of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

2024 Physician Cost Measures and Patient Relationship Codes (PCMP) Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Webinar

CMS has contracted with Acumen, LLC to develop episode-based cost measures to meet the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requirements. Acumen is convening the Physician Cost Measures and Patient Relationship Codes (PCMP) Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for a virtual meeting to continue cost measure development and re-evaluation activities.

When Will This Virtual Meeting Occur?

CMS is Accepting Interested Party Recommendations for Specialty Measure Sets for the 2025 MIPS Performance Year

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is Soliciting Interested Party Recommendations for Potential Consideration of New Specialty Measure Sets and/or Revisions to the Existing Specialty Measure Sets for the 2025 Performance Year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Jan 2024

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2024 Call for Measures Now Open for Submission!

The CMS

Dec 2023

2023 Measures Under Consideration List Now Available!

The 2023 Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List* and an Overview of the 2023 MUC List* have been published on the Measures Management System (MMS) Hub. 

Oct 2023

PRMR and MSR Guidebook of Polices and Procedures now available!

Sep 2023

September Edition of the MMS Newsletter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Measures Management System (MMS) publishes a monthly bulletin about quality measurement resources and opportunities.

Aug 2023

QDM Categories with ONC Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) Recommended Code Systems

August Edition of MMS Newsletter Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Measures Management System (MMS) publishes a monthly bulletin about quality measurement resources and opportunities. Subscribe to receive more MMS news in your inbox. Have questions or suggestions? Contact MMS Support!

Jul 2023

Extended: Submit Nominations for Select Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM) Committees by August 14

Last Chance to Participate in Endorsement & Maintenance (E&M) and Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review (PRMR) this Cycle

Battelle has extended the nomination period to join E&M and PRMR committees to 11:59 p.m. (ET) on August 14. Individuals and organizations may nominate themselves or others using the PQM nomination form. Nominations are closed for the Measure Set Review (MSR) committee. 

Closing Soon: Review and Comment on PQM’s Guidebook of Policies and Procedures for Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review (PRMR) and Measure Set Review

The Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM) Guidebook of Policies and Procedures for Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review (PRMR) and Measure Set Review (MSR) is still available for public comment.

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