As a reminder, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are seeking nominations for a Clinician Expert Workgroup that will provide input on the specification of cost measures for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) for potential use in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The nomination period opened on June 21, 2021, and stakeholders are invited to submit nominations between now and the end of the nomination period on July 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Acumen will convene a Clinician Expert Workgroup (“workgroup”) beginning in August or September 2021 to inform the development of CKD/ESRD cost measures. Clinicians interested in joining the CKD/ESRD workgroup may submit their nomination through this web-based nomination form. For more information, please refer to the official Call for Nominations posting on this CMS Webpage or the nomination form.

Should you have any further questions, please contact the Acumen MACRA Clinical Committee Support Team at

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