TEP Currently Accepting Nominations
This page serves as the designated site that is used to solicit nominations for technical expert panel members for CMS measure development and maintenance contractors. Individuals with expertise in the relevant fields including clinicians, statisticians, quality improvement, methodologists, and pertinent measure developers, as well as consumers, are encouraged to submit nominations. Person and family membership on TEPs is a very important part of the measure development process. TEP members are chosen to provide input to the measure contractor based on their personal experience and training. It is critical to the success that TEP members represent a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.
TEPs Accepting Nominations:
Project Title: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Clinicians
The TEP nomination period opens on January 27, 2020 and closes on February 25, 2020. Submit all nomination materials by the closing date.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica and its partners to develop, electronically specify, and maintain eCQMs for eligible clinicians for potential consideration and use in CMS quality programs. The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Clinicians (CMS contract #75FCMC18D0032, Task Order #75FCMC19F0004). As part of its measure development process, Mathematica convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.
The primary measure development objectives of this project include the following:
- Identifying, developing, specifying, and testing new eCQMs for potential implementation in CMS quality programs that align with CMS quality goals
- Evaluating and preparing the measures for consideration and potential endorsement by the National Quality Forum
We are seeking a TEP of approximately 12 to 16 individuals to provide input on the prioritization, development, and implementation of eCQMs which Mathematica and its partners will use to support the efforts of CMS to develop a portfolio of clinical quality measures that capitalize on Electronic Health Records (EHR) data for use in CMS quality programs.
Subject Matter Expertise:
We are seeking individuals with expertise in the following areas:
- Quality measurement and quality improvement
- EHRs, health care informatics, and use of EHR data to report quality measures
- Measure development and testing including, but not limited to, psychometric properties of measures and risk adjustment models
- CMS clinician-level quality programs
The TEP will include people from the following groups:
- Patients, consumer and patient advocates, and caregivers
- Clinicians with experience using EHRs
- EHR vendor representatives
- Health system representatives
- Clinical terminology experts
- Quality improvement experts
Potential TEP members should understand that participation is voluntary and that their input will be recorded in the meeting minutes. Proceedings of the TEP will be summarized in a report that may be disclosed to the public. If a participant has chosen to disclose private, personal data, then related material and communications are not deemed to be covered by patient-provider confidentiality. Patient/caregiver participants may elect to keep their names confidential in public documents. Mathematica will answer any questions about confidentiality.
All potential TEP members must disclose any current and past activities that may pose a potential conflict of interest for performing the tasks required of the TEP. All potential TEP members should be able to commit to the anticipated time frame needed to perform the functions of the TEP.
Mathematica is seeking patients to participate on a TEP. We are seeking patients who have experience accessing health care services in any setting, including at their doctor’s office, an urgent care clinic, a specialist’s office, or other settings. Patients who have experience receiving services in these settings can provide unique and essential input on quality measures based on their own experience and perspective. Patient nominees should submit a completed and signed TEP Nomination Form and letter of interest as described below but are not required to submit a curriculum vitae.
TEP Expected Time Commitment:
The TEP is a standing panel of experts who advise the team over the course of the project. The project has been funded for one base period of 12 months with four optional 12-month periods of performance.
There will likely be three to four telephone/web conference meetings in a 12-month period, and each meeting will be approximately 90 to 120 minutes long. TEP members will receive materials in advance of each meeting, including agendas, memos, and slides. TEP members are encouraged to review these documents before the meeting, and this review should take no more than two hours.
A completed and signed TEP Nomination form located in the download section below.
The nomination form includes a consent and confidentiality statement.
A letter of interest (not to exceed 2 pages) highlighting experience/knowledge relevant to the expertise described above and involvement in measure development. Consumer/patient/family (caregiver) applicants/nominees are not expected to have experience in measure development.
Curriculum vitae or a summary of relevant experience for a maximum of 10 pages. Consumer/patient/family (caregiver) applicants/nominees are not required to submit a curriculum vitae.
The Nomination forms and proposed TEP Charter are found in the download section below.
If you wish to nominate yourself or other individuals for consideration, complete the form and email it to: ECeCQM@mathematica-mpr.com.
- Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Development and Maintenance for Eligible Clinicians (ZIP)