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Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program

Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018 9:01 PM

CMS has announced a new funding opportunity for the development, improvement, updating, and expansion of quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program. CMS will be partnering directly with clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders to provide up to $30 million of funding and technical assistance in development of quality measures over three years.

Cooperative agreements provide a unique opportunity for CMS to partner with external entities, such as clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions, independent research organizations, and health systems, in developing, improving, updating, and expanding quality measures for the Quality Payment Program. By giving external entities needed resources to help guide their measure-development efforts though this funding opportunity, CMS can leverage the unique perspectives and expertise of these external entities, such as clinician and patient perspectives, to advance the Quality Payment Program measure portfolio.

Locate the ‘Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program’ by searching the title or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number, 93.986 on Grants.gov.

Interested in applying and want to know more?

Learn about grants and cooperative agreements, as well as the application process at Grants.gov.

Join CMS for a pre-application conference call reviewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity and application process.

Information for Call 1

Date: Thursday, March 15

Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Information for Call 2

Date: Tuesday, March 27

Time: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET


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