CMS Opens Nominations for Post-Acute Care Technical Expert Panel

Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Technical Expert Panel (TEP) nominations are open until October 11, 2023.

As part of its measure development process, Acumen and Abt under the direction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are convening groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and input during measure development and maintenance.

The TEP’s purpose is to provide input to Acumen and Abt on the maintenance and evaluation of the PAC QRP and Hospice measurement sets and inform new measure development and maintenance of quality measures, specifically, for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Home Health (HH) and Hospice settings. TEP input will be used to inform new measure development and maintenance of PAC and Hospice quality measures.

Acumen and Abt are convening this TEP with a broad range of expertise to evaluate the measurement sets across the IRF, LTCH, SNF, HH, and Hospice setting, with a focus on identifying measurement gaps and ensuring measures align with CMS program requirements and goals.

Selected nominees will be expected to attend the first TEP meeting in November 2023 (specific dates to be determined) and a pre-TEP webinar approximately 1-2 week(s) prior to meeting date. All meetings will be held virtually. Selected nominees can expect to be contacted on an annual, or as needed, basis for up to five years.

More information on this TEP, including the nomination form, is available on the CMS website.

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