The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2020 Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report, which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program.

The CMS Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) is a focused framework for developing these measures, pointing out the known measurement and performance gaps, and recommending prioritized approaches to close those gaps.

The strategic approach to measure development outlined in the MDP and additional highlights in the MDP annual reports provide information and support to key stakeholders who develop clinician quality measures for consideration for the Quality Payment Program.

For more information about the 2020 MDP Annual Report, go to the Quality Payment Program measure development page at

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Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
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