The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP), a public-private partnership that has annually convened since 2011 by National Quality Forum (NQF) with funding by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), recently reviewed performance measures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering for use in 19 federal health programs. These pay-for-performance and public reporting programs affect the healthcare of more than 60 million Americans enrolled in Medicare as well as care providers.
Telligen is proud that our team member Lindsey Wisham, director, federal health solutions, participated in the 2021–2022 Hospital Workgroup and contributed to this important work. The purpose of this workgroup is to provide input on measures currently under consideration, with the goal of reducing health differences closely linked with social determinants of health. In doing so, MAP participants offer a holistic review of quality measures and provide input from diverse multi-stakeholders.
“Serving on the NQF MAP Hospital Workgroup has been an extremely rewarding experience,” said Wisham. “The individuals and organizations that comprise the workgroup provide thoughtful insight and dialogue to assist CMS in the measures selected for use in pay-for-reporting and pay-for-performance programs. Once implemented, these measures will make a lasting impact on understanding the quality of care and outcomes patients experience.”
MAP’s work fosters the use of a more uniform set of measures in federal programs and across the public and private sectors. This uniformity helps providers better identify key areas in which to improve quality; reduces wasteful data collection for hospitals, physicians, and nurses; and helps to inform patients and payers about the use of and need for quality measures.
Read more about MAP’s work here: bit.ly/2OluOyo