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Call for nominations: CMS Technical Expert Panel

from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS is working to develop outcome measures for two high priority health behaviors — tobacco use and obesity — as well as a disparities measure with potential for high impact. The overarching purpose of this project is to develop a set of measures that can be used in ongoing and future CMS models and programs designed to drive improvement toward better health among beneficiaries. As part of the measure development process, CMS contractors will convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure contractor during measure development and maintenance.

CMS is seeking a TEP of approximately 6-8 individuals with the following perspectives and areas of expertise:
  • Subject matter expertise: tobacco and obesity interventions and outcomes; population health measurement; measurement of health disparities
  • Health information systems
  • Performance measurement
  • Quality improvement
  • Healthcare delivery perspective
  • Purchaser perspective
  • Consumer/patient/family perspective
The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 14, 2015. Find more details and submit your nominations here. more

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