As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Measure Applications Partnership has released the list of quality and efficiency measures the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering adopting in 2012, according to AHA News Now.
According to the article, the next steps in the process are:
- Providing the opportunity for multi-stakeholder groups to review and provide input by February 1st annually to HHS on the measures under consideration, and for HHS to consider this input;
- Publishing the rationale for the selection of any quality and efficiency measures that are not endorsed by the National Quality Forum; and
- Assessing the impact of endorsed quality and efficiency measures at least every three years. The first report is due to the public by March 1, 2012.
Click here to view a list of measures being considered.