The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is Soliciting Stakeholder Recommendations for Potential Consideration of New Specialty Measure Sets and/or Revisions to the Existing Specialty Measure Sets for the 2023 Performance Year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is Soliciting Stakeholder Recommendations for Potential Consideration of New Specialty Measure Sets and/or Revisions to the Existing Specialty Measure Sets for the 2023 Performance Year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

CMS is accepting stakeholders’ recommendations regarding potential new specialty measure sets and/or revisions to existing specialty measure sets for the 2023 performance year of MIPS. Recommendations for new specialty sets or revisions to the 2022 specialty sets should be based on the established 2022 MIPS quality measures. Visit the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library to view the 2022 MIPS quality measure specifications. CMS specifically requests stakeholder feedback on applicable quality measures for the following specialty: Optometry.

In addition, specialty set recommendations may be accepted based on potential new MIPS quality measures that are being considered for implementation in the 2023 performance year. These potential MIPS quality measures can be found on the 2021 Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List.

The current 2022 specialty measure sets are located in the Appendix measure tables of the calendar year (CY) 2022 Quality Payment Program final rule with comment period located on the QPP Resource Library.

As established in the CY 2022 Quality Payment Program final rule, specialty measure sets currently exist for the following specialties:

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Electrophysiology Cardiac Specialist (a subspecialty of Cardiology)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospitalists
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgical
  • Nutrition/Dietician
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Each recommendation must include the following in order to be considered:

  • Quality measure identifier (ID)
  • Measure title
  • Rationale and/or documentation that supports inclusion or exclusion of the current quality measure(s) from existing specialty measure sets or inclusion in new specialty measure sets

Submissions of recommendations for a new specialty measure set and/or revisions to the current 2022 specialty measure sets should be sent to the Practice Improvement and Measures Management Support (PIMMS) Quality Measures Support mailbox at PIMMSQualityMeasuresSupport@gdit.com.

Submissions of recommendations will be accepted from stakeholders up until close of business on Monday, February 14, 2022.

All recommendations submitted by the aforementioned deadline will be considered and assessed for possible inclusion in rulemaking for the 2023 performance year of the QPP.

Note:​ Submissions of recommendations for new specialty measure sets, and/or revisions to the current 2022 specialty measure sets, does not guarantee that the recommendation will be accepted, proposed, or finalized during rulemaking for the 2023 performance year of the QPP. Determinations as to whether recommendations are accepted will not be communicated with stakeholders directly, since they are being considered for the 2023 performance year, but will be made evident through publications of the CY 2023 Quality Payment Program proposed and final rule.


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