The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership recently initiated its statutorily required annual review of the quality measures that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering for use in federal programs.

The MAP provides pre-rulemaking guidance on potential performance measures to the Department of Health and Human Services. This year, the list consists of 20 measures that span across several programs, comprised primarily of digital measures. In response to the public health emergency, the list also includes three measures related to COVID-19 vaccination for patients and health care personnel to be considered for multiple federal quality programs.

MAP will deliver its measure recommendations to CMS by February 2021 and publish its reports in March 2021.

For more information see the NQF news release.

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