Help Shape Medicare's Quality Measure Development Plan

TMA wants to hear from physician members about the draft Quality Measure Development Plan recently posted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Review the plan and submit your comments to Angelica Ybarra, TMA director of clinical advocacy, by Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

With the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), CMS will consolidate the Physician Quality Reporting System, value-based payment modifier, and meaningful use program , and institute two quality-focused payment pathways: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). According to CMS, MIPS and APMs will go into effect over a timeline from 2015 through 2021 and beyond.

As mandated by MACRA, CMS posted a quality measure development plan to serve as a strategic framework to support the upcoming transition to MIPS and APMs. CMS welcomes comments through March 1. The final plan, taking into account public comments on the draft plan, will be posted on the CMS website by May 1, followed by updates annually or as appropriate.

For more information, visit the CMS website.

Action, Feb. 16, 2016

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