The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has commenced its review of standardized performance measures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering for use in 16 federal health programs. These measures are a critical building block for national pay-for-performance and public reporting programs, which affect 55 million Americans enrolled in Medicare and their healthcare providers.
Convened annually by NQF, MAP in its current two-month review cycle will review approximately 130 measures, about 60 of which are proposed for use in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program legislated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This year’s list of measures under consideration covers a range of cross-cutting healthcare issues, including kidney health, prostate cancer, and heart disease. The full list of Measures Under Consideration (PDF) is available for public comment through Monday, December 7, at 6:00 pm ET.