CMS Solicits Recommendations on New Measure Sets for MIPS and Comments on Existing Measure Sets

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting recommendations on new measure sets for the quality performance category and/or revisions to existing specialty measure sets for the quality performance category for program year 2020 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program. This request is separate from the annual Call for Quality Measures.

Recommendations will be accepted until the close of business on Monday, February 11, 2019.

  • CY 2019 quality measure specifications can be found here.
  • Information on the current MIPS quality measure sets can be found here.

Each recommendation must include the following in order to be considered: the quality measure ID, measure title, and supporting rationale and/or documentation that would support inclusion or exclusion of the current quality measure(s) from existing specialty measure sets or inclusion in new specialty measure sets.

Submissions of recommendations for a new specialty measure set and/or revisions to the current 2019 specialty measure sets for the performance category should be sent to the PIMMS Quality Measures Support mailbox at CMS specifically requests stakeholder feedback on applicable quality measures for the following specialties: Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Clinical Social Work and Chiropractic services.

More information on the QPP is available on the CMS QPP website.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or