May 08, 2018
On May 3, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This annual report, authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), helps to inform and guide CMS and measure developers on progress and priorities for measure development.
Key takeaways from the report are:
Future directions for the agency are to eliminate measures that no longer contributing to improved outcomes and enhance the measure portfolio with outcome measures and measure sets that will lead to better outcomes for patients.