CHA News Article

CMS and AHIP Announce Seven Sets of Clinical Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) last week released seven sets of clinical quality measures in an effort to align quality measures and simplify reporting requirements among payers. The measures — which were developed through a Core Quality Measures Collaborative comprised of health care systems, physicians and provider organizations — are primarily focused on physician quality programs and will inform CMS’ implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This release is the first from the collaborative, which plans to add to and update the current measure sets over time. The core measures sets include accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, and primary care; cardiology; gastroenterology; HIV and Hepatitis C; medical oncology; obstetrics and gynecology; and orthopedics. A fact sheet on the measure sets is available on CMS’ website.