Healthcare Finance News writes: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing up to $30 million in grant funding to develop partnerships with health systems, clinicians and others to improve measures in the quality payment program of MACRA. CMS will provide funding and technical assistance in these cooperative agreements to address measure gaps. The gap areas include, but are not limited to, orthopedic surgery, pathology, radiology, mental health and substance use conditions, oncology, palliative care, and emergency medicine. Initial priority areas are for clinical care, safety, care coordination, patient and caregiver experience, population health and prevention and affordable care. Organizations that may receive the funds include clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions, independent research organizations, and health systems.