CMS Hosts Office Hours for Cost Measure Development

June 25, 2019


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and its measure development contractor, Acumen, LLC, are holding office hour sessions to provide updates on recent work in the area of cost measure development for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

The two office hour sessions are on July 2, from 3 to 4 pm ET, and July 10, from 5 to 6 pm ET. Participants can register online and select their preferred webinar date. Acumen can be contacted at with any questions.

A clinical subcommittee was recently convened to obtain input on episode groups to develop for their potential use as cost measures in the cost performance category of MIPS and to determine the composition of future workgroups that will provide detailed clinical input on specifications for each of the episode groups.

As a next step, Acumen will convene measure-specific workgroups in August 2019 to obtain input on each aspect of the measure specifications for the episode groups. More details about the measure development process and development activities undertaken in previous years are available in this summary on the MACRA Feedback Page.


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

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