The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) has brought a new opportunity for funding cooperative agreements to entities to develop, improve, update or expand quality measures for the Quality Payment Program. Known specifically as “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program”, interested organizations can find out more information at Grants.gov, but must act quickly because the May 30, 2018 at 3:00pm EST deadline is rapidly approaching. External stakeholders that develop quality measures are encouraged to apply, including health systems, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions, research entities, clinical specialty societies and professional organizations, and other organizations engaged in quality measures development. Through the cooperative agreements, CMS is giving support to help expand the Quality Payment Program quality measures portfolio with a focus on clinician/patient perspectives and minimizing providers’ reporting burden.
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