Collaborative Group Outlines Multi-Payer Quality Measures

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  • February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016 – Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released a new list of clinical quality measures that support multi-payer alignment for physician quality programs. The measures were developed over the past 18 months by the Core Quality Measures Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder group led by AHIP, CMS and the National Quality Forum (NQF). The group worked with payers, providers, employers, consumers, and patient groups to identify core sets of quality measures that payers are committed to using, that are meaningful to patients and physicians, and that reduce variability in measure selection, administrative burden, and cost. The work will inform CMS’ implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) measures, and aims to establish widely agreed upon core measure sets that could be aligned across government and commercial payers.