CMS Provides $5.5 Million Grant to Develop Measures for Community-Based Palliative Care
AAHPM, in partnership with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and the RAND Corporation, was awarded a 3-year, $5.5 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop patient-reported quality measures for community-based palliative care. The measures are intended for use in CMS’s Quality Payment Program, including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models.
“This is a unique opportunity where CMS made Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act resources available to medical and health associations to develop measures that matter to our field,” said AAHPM President Tammie E. Quest, MD FAAHPM. “CMS pinpointed palliative care as having significant measure gaps, therefore inhibiting teams from reporting on the quality of care that is provided.”