ACO Quality

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Quality Changes for 2021 and 2022

  • CMS APP Scoring Guide for 2022 – With Updated Quality Benchmarks
  • CMS posts 2022 Web Interface quality benchmarks
    • Benchmarks are included in the appendix and listed for each percentile, starting with the 30th percentile and ending with the 90th percentile. For PY 2022, MSSP ACOs can report via Web Interface, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) or MIPS CQMs. Measure specifications and benchmarks differ based on the reporting method chosen.
  • CMS publishes 2022 quality benchmark
  • CMS 2022 quality measure information
    • Web Interface and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinical quality measure information and supporting documents.
    • The Quality Payment Program (QPP) resource library includes an APM Performance Pathway (APP) toolkit providing an overview of quality requirements for the APP
    • Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) specifications can be accessed via the eCQI Resource Center. NAACOS also has a resource to assist members in understanding how to access eCQM specifications, which are displayed differently than Web Interface and MIPS CQM measures
  • NAACOS and 10 others write HHS asking for a delay in MSSP quality overhaul

  • NAACOS showcases how ACOs are improving quality for patients

  • NAACOS document with ACO survey results urges CMS to indefinitely delay mandatory ACO reporting of eCQMs and MIPS CQMs

  • 2021 quality benchmarks for the Quality Payment Program, available on the QPP Resource Library (search ‘2021 Quality Benchmarks'

NAACOS Resources

CMS Resources

Public Use Files

  • The CMS Public Use File contains ACO quality performance and is updated on an annual basis 

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