A monthly bulletin about clinical quality measurement resources and opportunities
October 2019 [Volume 4, Edition 10]
Announcements: Stay Up to Date
Now Available: CMS is pleased to announce the publication of the updated Blueprint for the CMS Measures Management System (MMS). The updated version 15.0 of the MMS Blueprint is located on the MMS website. See Appendix A for a list of changes. Click here to access the MMS Blueprint v15.0
Now Available: Data Element Definitions for CMS eCQMs for 2020 Quality Reporting/Performance Period on the Collaborative Measure Development Workspace, Data Element Repository. Click here to access the full announcement
Now Available: 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System Performance Period Virtual Group Participation Overview Fact Sheet. Click here to access the fact sheet and toolkit
Now Available: 2019 Improvement Activities Performance Category Fact Sheet. The fact sheet provides an overview of the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Improvement Activities performance category. Click here to access the fact sheet
From CMS.gov: Ensuring Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes: Five Part Strategy Deep Dive. Click here to read the article
ICYMI: Medicare Plan Finder Gets an Upgrade for the First Time in a Decade. Click here to access the press release
Get Involved: Upcoming Events
Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities
Public Comment, Technical Expert Panels (TEP), and Federal Register Rule Comment
National Quality Forum (NQF) Event Calendar
Interested in providing feedback on measures under consideration for NQF endorsement? The NQF event calendar includes details about current and upcoming comment periods as well as information about upcoming meetings.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this Measures Management System Update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.