October 16, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Version 14.0 of the Blueprint for the CMS Measure Management System (Blueprint). This document summarizes the core set of business processes and decision-making criteria for measure development. The Blueprint can be used to understand CMS’ quality planning priorities. The processes outlined help ensure measures address the evaluation criteria used by CMS and the National Quality Forum including: the importance of measuring and reporting on the topic, scientific acceptability of measure properties, feasibility, usability and use, and harmonization.
For additional information, you can download the CMS MMS Webinar Blueprint 101 – Introduction to CMS Measures Management presentation slides found on the CMS MMS Resource page.