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CMS offering $30 million in grant funding to improve quality measures

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The funding is to develop partnerships with health systems, clinicians and others to improve measures in the quality payment program of MACRA.
“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is providing up to $30 million in grant funding to develop partnerships with health systems, clinicians and others to improve measures in the quality payment program of MACRA. CMS will provide funding and technical assistance in these cooperative agreements to address measure gaps. Focusing on patient perspectives will ensure measures focus on what is important to patients and drive the improvement of patient outcomes, CMS said.
To accomplish this, the cooperative agreements prioritize the development of outcome measures, including patient reported outcome and functional status measures, patient experience measures, care coordination measures, and measures of appropriate use of services, including measures of overuse.” Read the full article.
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