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EOHHS Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce

Learn about the Massachusetts Aligned Quality Measure Set.

The Taskforce is currently seeking public feedback through 1/7/2022. Please see Public comments section of this webpage for details and to respond.

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About the Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), and the Center for Health Information Analysis (CHIA) convened a Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce in 2017 with the primary goal of building consensus on an aligned measure set for voluntary adoption by private and public payers and by providers in global budget-based risk contracts. The focus of the Taskforce is on aligning contractual quality measures and not on the broader terms of global-budget-based risk contracts. The Taskforce’s membership includes representatives from provider organizations, commercial and Medicaid managed care health plans, academic institutions, state agencies, as well as consumer advocacy communities.

 

Public comments

Each year, the Taskforce conducts an annual review of its Aligned Measure Set to recommend changes to Secretary Sudders for adoption in contracts beginning January 1st of the following year.  In January 2022, the Taskforce will commence its annual review of the Aligned Measure Set for contracts beginning in 2023. The Taskforce invites members of the public to submit written recommendations for measures to include in the 2023 Aligned Measure Set by January 7, 2022, with a special request for measures or measure topics that relate to health equity. Submissions should be made to Quality.Alignment@chiamass.gov for the Taskforce’s review.

EOHHS Quality Alignment Taskforce Report on Work through July 2018: October 2018 – public comments received

Aligned measure set

The 2022 Measures and Implementation Parameters document (link below) puts forth the Massachusetts Aligned Measure Set for implementation starting January 1, 2022. The Taskforce will be tracking adoption by payers of the Aligned Measure Set in ACO contracts, and will report publicly on those findings.

Information on the Aligned Measure Set for prior years can be found below.

Developmental measure goals for 2019

During the September 25, 2018 Taskforce meeting, the Taskforce selected four strategic priority areas for quality measure development. Developmental measures are measures and measure concepts that address priority areas for the Taskforce, but without the definition, validation and/or testing required for implementation. The workstreams for these four measures fall into two categories where 1) the Taskforce will monitor existing work being performed outside of the Taskforce or 2) the Taskforce will take an active role in measure development.

2021 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations

  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 47 – October 18, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 46 – June 21, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 45 – May 18, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 44 – April 20, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 43 – March 23, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 42 – February 23, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 41 – January 19, 2021 (PDF) | (PPTX)

2020 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations

2019 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations

2018 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations

2018 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations

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2017 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations

2017 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations

Additional Resources

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Last updated: October 28, 2021
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