CMS Measures Inventory
The CMS Quality Measures Inventory is a compilation of measures used by CMS in various quality, reporting and payment programs. The Inventory lists each measure by program, reporting measure specifications including, but not limited to, numerator, denominator, exclusion criteria, Meaningful Measures domain, measure type, and Consensus-Based Entity (CBE) endorsement status.
The CMS Quality Measures Inventory contains pipeline/Measures under Development (MUD), which are measures that are in the process of being developed for eventual consideration for a CMS program. These measures are populated using measure developer submissions to the Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) Resource Library and measures submitted for consideration in the pre-rulemaking process, but have not yet been accepted into a program. The measure’s information will be as complete as the resources used to populate the measure, and may include measure information such as anticipated CMS program, measure type, CBE endorsement status, measure steward, and measure developer. Measures under Development are not developed enough to undergo a final determination of any kind with respect to inclusion into a CMS program. CMS is providing this list of developing and planned measures for the purposes of promoting transparency, measure coordination and harmonization, alignment of quality improvement efforts, and public participation.
To compile a comprehensive repository of quality measures, measures that were on previous Measures under Consideration (MUC) Lists are included in the CMS Quality Measures Inventory. These are measures approved for consideration of use in a Medicare program covered under ACA 3014, and must clear CMS’s pre-rulemaking and rulemaking processes for full implementation into the intended CMS program.
CMIT is an interactive web-based application with intuitive and user-friendly functions for quickly searching through the CMS Measures Inventory.
CMS regularly refreshes the Measures Inventory as measures are updated in the various CMS programs. To note, any changes to measures (data, use, status, etc), are validated through Federal Rules and/or CMS Program/Measure Leads.
For questions or to provide feedback, please contact the CMS Measures Inventory Support Team at MMSSupport@Battelle.org.