CHA News Article

MAP Issues Final Recommendations for 2017 Federal Rulemaking

The Measures Applications Partnership (MAP) has issued its final recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the federal fiscal and calendar year 2017 Medicare payment rules. The report provides strong insight into the quality measures that will be included in upcoming regulations, including measures required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. CHA members actively participated in the MAP process by providing input on member calls and public comments.

The report is split into two components: a description of the approach to selecting measures, and a sortable, searchable spreadsheet of all recommendations. The report is the first of three deliverables due to CMS and HHS from the MAP. On Feb. 12 the MAP will release strategic guidance on measurement in different federal health programs, as well as analysis of issues that cut across federal programs or public and private programs; comments on that guidance will be accepted until Feb. 29. The MAP’s report will be finalized and provided to HHS on March 15. For more information, visit the MAP website