Request for Comments: New Quality Measures

02/18/16  Portland, Ore.

Due March 1, 2016.

CMS has released a draft Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) to serve as a strategic framework for transition to the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs).

Beginning 2019, CMS will apply payment adjustments to eligible professional (e.g. physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) based on measures across four categories: quality, resource use, clinical practice improvement activities, and meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology.

This plan is an opportunity for rural providers and stakeholders to give CMS input on the beginning stages of the measure development process.

Comments can be sent

  1. online at;
  2. via the MDP dedicated email address ; or
  3. by U.S. mail to
    Eric Gilbertson
    CMS MACRA Team
    Health Services Advisory Group Inc
    3133 East Camelback Rd Suite 240
    Phoenix AZ 85016-4545