2018 QPP Measures - Improving Healthcare Outcomes
In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. Under MACRA and the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP), clinicians participating in Medicare Part B now have the tools and resources to help them give their patients the best possible care.
Clinicians have the option to participate based on their practice size, specialty, location, or patient population. The Quality Payment Program has two tracks from which to choose:
- Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or
- The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
On December 11, 2017 the 2018 QPP Measures were released. Over the years PCPI has developed many QPP approved measures which are still in use today. Of the 271 measures released for 2018, PCPI currently stewards, either directly or on behalf of other specialty societies, 26 of them. These measures span a variety of reporting modalities, including claims, registry, EHR, and Web Interface.
PCPI’s Measurement Science Program aims to catalyze relevant, meaningful, collaborative measurement efforts and foster a shared commitment to scientific measurement in support of quality improvement in health outcomes. Since 2000, PCPI has been a leader in convening experts to develop performance measures that improve the quality of healthcare for stakeholders across all of healthcare. We have a proven commitment to quality and have developed over 300 performance measures, 90 endorsed by NQF. We also provide expertise in clinical registries, and in promoting quality improvement initiatives.