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Developing Meaningful Measures - The 2018 MDP Annual Report

Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (0 Comments)
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May 21, 2018


Developing Meaningful Measures - The 2018 MDP Annual Report

In 2017 CMS launched the Meaningful Measures initiative to develop a patient-centered portfolio of measures for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). These efforts resulted in the finalization of 275 quality measures for MIPS, including 172 high-priority measures representing each of the MACRA domains in 2018; approval of 150 qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) for 2018, including 14 new registries applicable to the priority specialites in the MDP, expanding coverage to 56 specialites; 5 new specialty-specific measure sets added in 2018 for a total of 35.- [CMS. 2018 Annual Report.]. In this report, released last week, CMS describes the progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the QPP, the conclusions from 2018 and the future direction for the program.



Are you in the process of deciding what measures you will be using for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2019?


To support you in your measure development, PCPI’s Measurement Science Team has created several tools available to you on our website, at our in-person training events and through our measurement consulting services. A sampling of these resources are available below.


Online Resources:


In-Person Training:


Did you know PCPI staff will review draft measures & technical specifications for PCPI members? Being a member of the PCPI allows you the exclusive opportunity to take advantage of some of our staff resources. As part of your membership benefits, PCPI staff are available to PCPI members to offer limited advice and counsel regarding your measurement challenges. We will also review your draft NQF submission forms and provide feedback as part of your membership. We are happy to assist our member organizations, and ask that you please allow at least one month for the completion of such reviews. See the full list of consulting services here.


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Are you interested in learning more about PCPI, our member organizations, and our initiatives to help healthcare organizations to develop scientifically valid performance measures, access multiple registries to drive optimal outcomes, and implement quality improvement initiatives? Bookmark our online newsfeed or contact PCPI Membership Manager, Bevin Rousopoulos at to join our mailing list and learn more on how to get involved with PCPI.