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CQMC Resources

On this page you will find three types of CQMC resources:

Workgroup Summaries. The CQMC Workgroup summaries contain information on updates to core sets. Summaries may include discussion on new measures for possible addition to the core sets and measures for potential removal. Summaries also include discussion of measurement gaps and adoption successes and challenges.

CQMC Reports. In addition to developing core sets, CQMC Workgroups have also discussed high-priority topic areas related to quality measurement, providing guidance and recommendations for future activities. They include:

Guiding Principles and Documents. The CQMC relies on Workgroups to select measures for the core sets, guide the development and refinement of materials used to update the core sets, and prioritize gaps and areas for future core set development. They include:

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Resource Type Description Meeting/Publication Date
Principles for Core Set Measure Selection Guiding Principles and Documents

The document details the principles that guide the development and revision of the core sets.

CQMC Implementation Guide CQMC Report

The CQMC Implementation Guide (PDF) provides strategies and actions for stakeholders seeking to implement or evolve value-based payment (VBP) programs, focusing on four elements of successful implementation: leadership and planning, stakeholder engagement and partnership, measure alignment, and data and quality improvement support. The 2021 update has been supplemented with additional content from Workgroup discussion and key informant interviews. This includes key insights and promising practices shared by regional quality collaboratives, purchasers, and health plans, as well as approaches for using data to identify and address disparities.

Measure Model Alignment Web Meeting 1 Meeting Summary
Measure Model Alignment Web Meeting 2 Meeting Summary
Full Collaborative Meeting Summary Meeting Summary
Digital Measurement Workgroup Web Meeting 3 Meeting Summary
Cross-Cutting Workgroup Web Meeting 3 Meeting Summary
Behavioral Health Workgroup Web Meeting 2 Meeting Summary
Accountable Care Organization (ACO)/Patient-Centered Medical Home/Primary Care Workgroup Web Meeting 1 Meeting Summary
CQMC Health Equity Final Report CQMC Report

The CQMC Health Equity Final Report (PDF) proposes methodologies for identifying disparities-sensitive measures within the CQMC core sets and identifying and classifying existing measures and measure concepts that promote health equity and could be used by payers in value-based contracts. The report also recommends strategies for prioritizing disparities-sensitive measures, as well as outlining future opportunities for the CQMC to address health equity measurement.

Core Quality Measures Collaborative Digital Measurement Report CQMC Report

The CQMC Digital Measurement Report (PDF) outlines the current landscape for digital quality measure (dQM) implementation, including the business case for the CQMC to promote dQM use to advance alignment and overcome current barriers to dQM implementation. The report illustrates a future state data flow built on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and notes relevant stakeholders at each step, as well as outlines future activities for the CQMC to promote the transition to digital measurement.

Core Quality Measures Collaborative: Aligning Approaches to Measure Models CQMC Report

The CQMC: Aligning Approaches to Measure Models report (PDF) addresses opportunities for measure model alignment. Measure model alignment goes beyond aligning the quality measures used in programs and encompasses other technical elements such as collection, transmission, standardization, aggregation, and dissemination of data to support scaled core set adoption and implementation. This report summarizes promising practices from regional collaborative models that allow diverse stakeholders to align on elements of the quality measurement process, as well as identifying barriers and solutions that may enable greater model alignment on a national level.

Analysis of Measurement Gap Areas and Measure Alignment Guiding Principles and Documents

This guiding document discusses measure gaps that exist across core sets, serves as a guide to inform future core set maintenance activities, promotes alignment across the core measure sets, and established a method to compare measures with similar specifications.

Approaches to Core Set Prioritization Guiding Principles and Documents

This guiding document provides information on the historical approach to core set topic selection and proposes potential new approached to set development.