CMS Accepting Proposals for New Measures for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Until July 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to remind eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that the Annual Call for Measures for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is still open. Submit a measure proposal by July 1, 2020.

Proposals submitted by the deadline will be considered for inclusion in future rulemaking.

CMS is interested in adding measures that:

  • Build on the advanced use of CEHRT using 2015 Edition Certification Standards and Criteria;
  • Promote interoperability and health information exchange;
  • Improve program efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility;
  • Provide patient access to their health information;
  • Reduce clinician burden; and
  • Align with the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category.

Applicants should also consider the following when submitting their proposal:

  • Health IT activities that may be attested to in lieu of traditional reporting;
  • Potential new Opioid Use Disorder prevention and treatment related measures; and
  • Measurable outcomes demonstrating greater efficiency in costs or resource use that can be linked to the use of health IT-enabled processes.

Submission Details

Proposals must be sent to CMSPICallforMeasures@ketchum.com. Applicants will receive email confirmations of their submission.

Submission forms must be complete to be considered. Proposals that do not provide information for every field/section in the form will not be evaluated for consideration. Any information/field not applicable to the measure proposal must state “N/A” or “not applicable” or the proposal will not be considered.

Resources

For More Information

Visit the 2020 Call for Measures page on the Promoting Interoperability Programs website.

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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).