Memphis Business Group on Health has been appointed to the Measures Applications Partnership (MAP), a consensus-based entity advising the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on the best measures to use in public reporting, value-based payment, and other programs.
Established by the National Quality Forum, the MAP brings together stakeholder groups in collaboration that balances the interests of consumers, businesses and purchasers, labor, health plans, clinicians and providers, communities and states, and suppliers. MBGH is representing employer purchasers on the Hospital Workgroup and the Ad Hoc Safety Workgroup..
The Hospital Workgroup will identify critical gaps in hospital quality measures and endorsements and identify performance measures for cancer hospitals, The Ad Hoc Safety Workgroup will identify critical gaps in hospital readmission and hospital acquired condition quality measures and endorsements and develop a strategy for coordination across public and private purchasers and payers regarding hospital readmission and hospital acquired conditions.
MBGH is one of 60 organizations, 40 individual experts, and eight federal agencies collaborating through the MAP.