2018 Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today posted the 2018 Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report, which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program. The CMS Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) is a focused framework to help develop and improve these measures, point out the known measurement and performance gaps, and recommend prioritized approaches to close those gaps. The 2018 MDP Annual Report supplements the MDP with additional information to support measure development and records progress since the first annual report in 2017. The 2018 MDP Annual Report describes efforts including identifying and developing meaningful outcome measures, partnering with patients in the measure development process, partnering with clinicians and professional societies, and funding new measure development.
The strategic approach to measure development outlined in the MDP and additional findings in the Measure Development Plan annual reports provide information and support to key stakeholders who develop clinician quality measures for consideration for the Quality Payment Program.
For more information about the 2018 MDP Annual Report, go to the Quality Payment Program measure development page.