IMPACT Act Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities

IMPACT Act Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities

• Attend an Open Door Forum (ODF) & Special Open Door Forums (SODFs) — an opportunity for live dialogue between CMS and the stakeholder community at large. These are intended for all stakeholders who interact with CMS or work with consumers who rely on services that CMS provides

• Participate in National Provider Calls — educational conference calls conducted for the Medicare provider and supplier community that educate and inform participants about new policies and/or changes to the Medicare program.

• Participate in a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) — As part of its measure development process, CMS asks contractors to convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure contractors during measure development and maintenance. You can nominate yourself or other individual for consideration on a TEP.

• Comment on a CMS Quality Measure -- The public comment period provides an opportunity for the widest array of interested parties to provide input on the measures under development and can provide critical suggestions not previously considered by the measure contractor or its technical expert panel (TEP).

• Get involved in the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) —MAP is a public-private partnership convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF) to provide input to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the selection of performance measures for federal health programs. Comment on Measures Under Consideration, submit a public comment on draft reports, or attend a MAP event. Additional information on Pre-Rulemaking web page.

Opportunities through the National Quality Forum (NQF) — NQF convenes working groups with key public and private sector leaders to foster quality improvement in both public and private-sectors, endorses consensus standards for performance measurement, ensures that consistent, high-quality performance information is publicly available, and seeks real time feedback to ensure measures are meaningful and accurate.

• Participate in Medicare Learning Network (MLN) – MLN provides educational resources for health care professionals who wish to learn more about CMS from subject matter experts via live webcasts and newsletters. These are opportunities to hear about work done in various CMS programs and to discuss frequently asked questions.

Nominate a colleague for a steering committee
Submit a measure for endorsement
Comment on a report
Vote on measures
Register to attend an event


SPADEs and Measure Development Calendar:


IMPACT Measure Domain

Technical Expert Panels

Public Comment

Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences

September 27, 2016

January 27, 2017

August 3, 2017

April 20, 2018

November 10, 2016-December 11, 2016

March 19, 2018-May 3, 2018


IMPACT Act Category

Technical Expert Panels

Public Comment

Consensus Vetting

Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements

April 7-8, 2016

January 5-6, 2017

September 17, 2018

August 12, 2016- September 12, 2016

April 26, 2017- June 26, 2017

January 2017-March 2018


MAP Activity Timetable:



All MAP Orientation Web meeting(MAP overview)


MAP Coordinating Committee In-person


MAP PAC/LTC Workgroup Web Meeting


MAP Coordinating Committee Web meeting TBD
Measures Under Consider List posted for comment TBD
MAP PAC/LTC Workgroup In-person Meeting TBD

MAP PAC/LTC Workgroup deliberations posted for comment

MAP Coordinating Committee In- person Meeting TBD
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