MAP has released list of quality and efficiency measures being considered for 2012

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. 

(Sources: AHA News Now,, December 6, 2011; National Quality Forum,, December 1, 2011)