Measure Applications Partnership Releases Quality Measures Under Consideration by CMS

The Measure Applications Partnership has released a list of quality measures currently being considered for adoption by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its programs.

The Measure Applications Partnership is a public-private partnership convened by the National Quality Forum. MAP was created for the explicit purpose of providing input to the Department of Health and Human Services on the selection of performance measures for CMS' public reporting and performance-based payment programs.


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There are 366 total quality measures being considered for the 2012 calendar year. Nearly half (153 measures) are being considered for CMS' Physician Quality Reporting System. Other measures under consideration would fall under other CMS programs, including the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program (21 measures) and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program (13 measures).

MAP is expected to provide input on the measures to HHS by February.

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