Accepting Nominations: MACRA Episode Groups and Cost Measures Clinical Subcommittees

May 15, 2018


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen, LLC to develop care episode and patient condition groups for use in cost measures to meet the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). While the nomination period for ten Clinical Subcommittees active during this current Wave 2 period of measure development closed on March 20, 2018, CMS is continuing to accept nominations on a continuous basis. Nominees who submit their information will enter a standing pool of nominees who may be selected for participation in condition- or procedure-specific workgroups convened within each Subcommittee.

The list of Clinical Subcommittees participating in Wave 2 includes: Cardiovascular Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee, Gastrointestinal Disease Management – Medical and Surgical Clinical Subcommittee, Musculoskeletal Disease Management – Non-Spine Clinical Subcommittee, Musculoskeletal Disease Management – Spine Clinical Subcommittee, Neuropsychiatric Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee, Oncologic Disease Management – Medical, Radiation, and Surgical Clinical Subcommittee, Peripheral Vascular Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee, Pulmonary Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee, Renal Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee, and the Urologic Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee.

More information is available here.

For more information on the Quality Payment Program visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or

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