CMS Solicits New Specialty Measure Sets

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting recommendations for new specialty specific measure sets, or adjustments to existing measure sets for 2021 performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Recommendations are due by February 7, 2020.

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.

There are currently over 40 different specialty specific measure sets and the CY 2020 Quality Payment Program final rule includes a comprehensive list of all the current specialty specific 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

More information about 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