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2018 QPP Measures - Improving Healthcare Outcomes

Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bevin Rousopoulos
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April 9, 2018


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.


Learn More About PCPI’s Measure Development



Attend a Complimentary Webinar

Friday, April 20th from 1-2pm CST (2-3pm EST) PCPI will be conducting the inaugural session for the new webinar series “Tales from the Measurement Front”. This first session will be FREE for all attendees.


During this first session, representatives from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), will highlight measure development scenarios that are likely relevant to medical specialties in general, as well as those that are specific to this surgical specialty. We hope you can join us!


Get involved with PCPI Today

Want to learn more about PCPI and how you can get involved in our current initiatives to Develop scientifically valid performance measures, Implement quality improvement initiatives, and Access multiple registries to drive optimal outcomes? Contact PCPI Membership Manager, Bevin Rousopoulos at