Opportunity for Input on Medicare Cost Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking physicians interested in participating on panels that will provide clinical input to develop new  Medicare cost measures based on episodes of care and offer advice to the contractor (Acumen) developing the new measures.

Earlier panels developed eight measures that are likely to be used in the cost section of MIPS beginning in 2018.  Six of these panels are being reconvened to work on additional measures.  Four new ones addressing other clinical areas are also being convened.  Nominations for these are due by March 20.

CMS also will have an ongoing selection process for a pool of additional clinicians available to participate on smaller subgroups once the larger panels have chosen which episode they want to pursue.

Learn more about the clinical areas and specialties and how to get involved.



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