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CMS Keeps Promise to Reduce Regulatory Burden by Reducing Number of Quality Measures

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Legislation and Public Policy, Medicare and Medicaid

On November 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on its blog that it is considering 32 reporting measures for Medicare’s quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs, down from 100 measures last year.Section 3014 of the Affordable Care Act requires that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) establish a federal pre-rulemaking process for the selection of quality and efficiency measures for use by HHS. CMS publishes this list of quality and cost measures each year for consideration and works with the National Quality Forum to get input from patients, clinicians, commercial payers and purchasers on the most suitable measures.

Additional information and the list of proposed measures are available on the CMS website.

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