The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a quality measure to assess preventative screenings for cancers where there are known disparities in preventive care such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and lung cancer. …

Read more Call for TEP and Clinician Committee Nominations: Development of Patient-Reported Outcome Performance Measure (PRO-PM) for Preventive Cancer Screening

In Case You Missed It: Recently Health Affairs published, Building on the CMS Strategic Vision: Working Together for a Stronger Medicare, a blog co-authored by Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, Ph.D., Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare, CMS …

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Field testing is now live! CMS and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are conducting field testing of 5 episode-based cost measures from January 10 to February 25, 2022. The following episode-based cost measures are currently being field tested before consideration of their potential use in the cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) …

Read more Participate in Field Testing of Cost Measures Now through February 25

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Lookup Tool based on the third snapshot of data from Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities. The third snapshot includes data from Medicare Part B claims with dates of service between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. The tool includes 2021 Qualifying APM Participant (QP) and Merit-based …

Read more QPP Participation Status Tool Now Includes Third Snapshot of 2021 Qualifying APM Participant and MIPS APMs Data

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