The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today posted the 2021 Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report, which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program. The CMS Quality 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. The 2021 Annual Report further details how CMS engages patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians in prioritizing high-impact measures to improve the quality of health care for all Americans.

For more information about the 2021 MDP Annual Report, go to the Quality Payment Program measure development page at

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