Attend Wave 3 Measure-Specific Workgroup Service Assignment and Refinement Webinars

CMS has contracted with Acumen, LLC to develop episode-based cost measures for their potential use in the cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). As part of Wave 3 of measure development, Acumen, LLC is hosting workgroup webinars in January 2020 that will be open to the public with a listen-only option. Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to listen in on the considerations and discussions that inform cost measure development. Please feel free to share this message with anyone you believe may be interested.

Acumen, LLC will convene the expert workgroups via webinar to review specifications based on input from the in-person workgroup meetings, discuss service assignment in further detail, and address targeted questions to determine other refinements to the current measure specifications prior to national field testing in April 2020.

The times and dates for the workgroup webinars are listed below. To register, please click on the webinar(s) you are interested in attending:

For information about the measure development process and development activities undertaken in previous years, please see this summary on the MACRA Feedback Page. Summaries of the previous Wave 3 Clinical Subcommittee and Workgroup meetings are also available for download on the page.

Upcoming Measure Development Activities

The wave 3 measures will undergo field testing in April 2020. During that time, field test reports for eligible clinicians will be available on the Quality Payment Program portal, where MIPS clinicians access their MIPS feedback reports. More information regarding field testing will be released in the coming months. If you would like to be notified of the measure development activities, including field testing, please join our mailing list.

If you have any questions about measure development, the Wave 3 Clinical Subcommittees, or the workgroup meetings, please contact Acumen at If you have questions about MIPS, the cost performance category or cost measures currently in use in MIPS, please contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center via telephone at 1-866-288-8292 or via email at

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