EOHHS Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce

Learn about the Massachusetts Aligned Quality Measure Set and other initiatives of the Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce including the Health Equity Technical Advisory Group.

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About the Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) and the Center for Health Information Analysis (CHIA), convened a Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce (“Taskforce”) in 2017. The primary goals of the Taskforce include building consensus on an aligned measure set for voluntary adoption by private and public payers and by providers in global budget-based risk contracts, identifying strategic priority areas for measure development where measure gaps exist, and advising on the measurement and reporting of health and health care inequities and accountability for reducing such inequities. The Taskforce’s membership includes representatives from provider organizations, commercial and Medicaid managed care health plans, academic experts, consumer advocates, and state agencies.

Taskforce Charter PDF | Word

  • EOHHS Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Report on Work through July 2018: October 2018 PDF | Word

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Taskforce meetings for the 2024 cycle are currently scheduled through June 2024.

  • Friday, February 16th, 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, March 12th, 2-4pm
  • Wednesday, April 10th, 1-3pm
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 1-3pm
  • Friday, June 7th, 1-3pm

Please reach out to Quality.Alignment@chiamass.gov to request links to participate in these virtual meetings.

Aligned Measure Set

The 2024 Aligned Measure Set and Implementation Parameters documents (links below) put forth the Massachusetts Aligned Measure Set for implementation starting January 1, 2024. The Taskforce will be tracking adoption by payers of the Aligned Measure Set in ACO contracts and will report publicly on those findings.

See archive for information on the Aligned Measure Set for prior years.

Aligned Measure Set: Public Comments

Each year, the Taskforce conducts an annual review of its Aligned Measure Set to recommend changes to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for adoption in contracts beginning January 1st of the following year. The Taskforce is currently conducting its annual review of the Aligned Measure Set for contracts beginning in 2025. 

Please sign up below using the Sign up to stay in touch! link to be notified when the next public comment period opens.

Health Equity Data Standards and Accountability Framework

In support of the Taskforce’s goals to advise on the measurement and reporting of health and health care inequities and accountability for reducing such inequities, EOHHS convened a Health Equity Technical Advisory Group in 2022 which included three subgroups: one focusing on measurement (this subgroup consists of the current Taskforce members), one focusing on data standards, and one focusing on accountability. Membership for the latter two groups was established through an open procurement process in December 2021, and the Data Standards and Accountability Framework groups concluded and made recommendations to the Taskforce in September 2022.

Health Equity Data Standards and Accountability Framework recommendations have been finalized and approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Please contact Quality.Alignment@chiamass.gov with any questions or feedback.

  • Health Equity Data Standards (Updated March 2023) PDF | Word
  • Recommended Health Equity Measure Accountability Framework PDF | Word
  • Data Standards Public Comment Q&A, Summer 2022 PDF | Word

2022 - 2023 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations

Meeting materials will be added here when they are available. Since there is a delay in posting materials here, interested parties can email Quality.Alignment@chiamass.gov to request to receive meeting presentations shortly after meetings occur.

Materials from the last 3 years are posted here, see archive for older materials, dating back to 2017.

2021 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations

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

2020 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations

  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 40 – November 18, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 39 – October 21, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 38 – September 9, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 37 – August 12, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 37 – HEDIS Digital Quality Measurement PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 36 – Health Equity Workgroup PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 36 - July 28, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 35 - June 30, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 34 - June 9, 2020 PDF | PPT
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 33 – February 28, 2020 PDF
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 32 – January 22, 2020 PDF

2019 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations

  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 31 – December 09, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 30 – November 19, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 29 – Measure Alignment in RI (October 16, 2019) PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 29 – October 16, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 28 – September 23, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 27 – April 29, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 26 – March 20, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 25 – February 27, 2019 PDF | Word
  • Quality Measurement Taskforce Meeting 24 – January 23, 2019 PDF | PPT

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Last updated: September 20, 2023

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