- CMS recently announced it is accepting proposals for new measures stakeholders would like to see included in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability (PI) program.
The federal agency will accept proposals until June 29.
CMS is encouraging stakeholders to submit measure proposals as part of its annual call for measures for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the newly-minted PI program — formerly known as meaningful use. Submitted measures will be considered for inclusion in 2019 rulemaking.
Specifically, CMS stated it is interested in measures that build on advanced use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) using 2015 edition standards and certification criteria, boost health data exchange and interoperability, streamline program efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility, measure outcomes, and emphasize patient safety.
Applications for measure proposals are on the CMS Promoting Interoperability Programs website.
“New measure proposals will be reviewed at CMS for completeness,” wrote CMS. “Incomplete applications will be disqualified.”
“CMS will review and select measures for consideration based on the areas of interest and criteria listed above, and will notify participants if their measures have been selected,” the federal agency concluded.