CMS-AAHPM MACRA Quality Measure Project

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, in partnership with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and RAND Health, is leading a three-year effort to develop patient-reported quality measures in outpatient palliative care for the CMS Quality Payment Program.

SWHPN is a member of the Coalition and is inviting programs that provide outpatient palliative care services to adult patients (and you can provide inpatient services, as long as you provide outpatient services) to consider serving as a testing site in this effort.
RAND Health will be leading a national field test of patient-reported items among outpatient palliative care programs, and field testing will begin in September 2019.

The benefits of participating as a testing site include:

  • A first look at quality measures that will be tied to financial incentives in the near future;
  • Insight into what systems need to be in place to implement the quality measures in your program;
  • Program-specific survey data collected through the test, useful for understanding your baseline quality measure performance; and
  • An opportunity to create a measure “by us, for us” by providing input on the process throughout.

You can see the recruitment flyer here. The interest form is here should a representative from your program want to talk with a project team member about participating and what would be involved.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or 1-833-278-3915 (toll free).

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