CMS awards $26.6 million for developing quality measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected seven healthcare organizations to create new quality measures for the Quality Payment Program, awarding them $26.6 million over three years.

The new measures will focus on six specialties and were selected to fill gaps in the Quality Payment Program.

The seven organizations which CMS will work with to develop the measures include Pacific Business Group on Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The American Society for Clinical Pathology, The University of California Board of Regents, The American Psychiatric Association and The University of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

There are more than 400 measures across all Medicare programs. CMS has removed 105 measures so far in 2018, which is estimated to save providers $178 million over three years.