CMS Seeks Nominations of Clinical Experts for Subcommittees Developing Cost Measures

February 22, 2018


Nominations Due on March 20, 2018

CMS is accepting nominations until March 20, 2018, of physicians and other practitioners interested in providing clinical input for the development of episode-based cost measures to be used to implement the Cost Performance Category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Work on the cost episodes is being conducted under contract with Acumen LLC.

CMS is specifically looking for specialists in allergy/immunology, anesthesiology, cardiac electrophysiology, general and interventional cardiology, colorectal surgery, critical care, dermatology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, geriatric medicine, hand surgery, hospitalists, infectious disease, internal medicine, nephrology, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology (medical, radiation and surgical), orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, peripheral vascular disease and vascular surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, preventive medicine, psychiatry, pulmonary disease, rheumatology, sports medicine, thoracic surgery, and urology.

More information on the nomination process is available here. The nomination form is available here.


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

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