The Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) core measure sets are parsimonious groups of scientifically sound measures efficiently promoting a patient-centered assessment of quality and prioritizing for adoption in value-based purchasing and Alternate Payment Models (APMs) driving improvement in high-priority areas. The CQMC is a public-private partnership using a consensus-based approach and established measure selection principles for developing and maintaining the core sets.
The CQMC reviews the core measure sets annually to ensure they reflect the best available measures. The CQMC reviews potential new measures to address high-priority areas. Workgroups also review measures in the existing sets and remove measures if necessary. For example, if they no longer have an opportunity for improvement, no longer align with clinical guidelines, or have implementation challenges.
The core sets can be used in their entirety to holistically assess quality or can serve as a starting point when selecting measures to meet specific goals. For more information, contact [email protected].