The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting recommendations from stakeholders for potential consideration of new specialty measure sets and/or revisions to existing specialty measure sets for program year 2021 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Suggestions for new or revised specialty sets should be made based on the established 2020 MIPS quality measures.
Additionally, recommendations will be accepted based on potential new MIPS measures that are being considered for implementation in the 2021 program year. These measures can be found on the NQF website under the MAP Quick Links. The current 2020 specialty measure sets are located in the appendix measure tables of the CY 2020 QPP final rule with comment period.
Submissions will be accepted until close of business on Friday, February 7, 2020, and will be assessed for possible inclusion in rule making for the 2021 calendar year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). All feedback should be sent directly to the PIMMS Quality Measures Support mailbox.
CMS specifically requests stakeholder feedback on applicable quality measures for the following specialties:
- Addiction Medicine
- Critical Care (Intensivists)
- Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
- Medical Genetics and Genomics
- Pain Management/Interventional Pain Management
- Sleep Medicine
Each recommendation must include the following in order to be considered:
- The quality measure ID
- Measure title
- 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.
CMS does not guarantee that the input received will be accepted, proposed, or finalized during rule making for the 2021 calendar year of QPP. Determinations as to whether recommendations are accepted will be made evident through publications of the CY 2021 QPP proposed and final rule.
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