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.
EOHHS Quality Alignment Taskforce Report on Work through July 2018: October 2018 – public comments received
- Public Comment – Community Catalyst HCFA MLPB (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Public Comment – Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP) (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Public Comment – Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA) (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Public Comment – Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Public Comment – Partners HealthCare System (PDF) | (DOCX)
Aligned measure set
The 2020 Measures and Implementation Parameters document (link below) puts forth the Massachusetts Aligned Measure Set for implementation starting January 1, 2020. The Taskforce will be tracking adoption by payers of the Aligned Measure Set in ACO contracts, and will report publicly on those findings.
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.
2019 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations
2018 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations
2018 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations
2017 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce meeting presentations
2017 Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce Meeting Presentations
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