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CMS Releases List of Measures Under Consideration for Future Rulemaking
CHA will work with the MAP to comment on measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the attached list of measures under consideration for adoption in future Medicare rulemaking, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Measures Application Partnership (MAP), convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), will review the list and provide recommendations to CMS through a process that allows multiple stakeholders the opportunity to weigh in on measure selection before rules are finalized. For the first time in three years, the MAP will allow the public to comment prior to the beginning of its workgroups and coordinating committee meetings. The early public comment period ends on Dec. 9. In addition, as in previous years the public will have an opportunity to comment on the MAP’s recommendations to CMS, to be issued in January.

CHA will remain active in the MAP process, attending workgroup and coordinating committee meetings, and working with the membership to develop comments on the measures under consideration. The MAP will begin holding meetings to review the measures next week with a post-acute care/long-term care workgroup meeting scheduled for Dec. 10 and a hospital workgroup meeting scheduled for Dec. 11-12. Members interested in working with CHA to develop comments should contact Alyssa Keefe at akeefe@calhospital.org or (202) 488-4688. For more information, visit the NQF’S MAP web page.

 

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