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					                                March, 2012 Timeline Edits


Ensure availability of better performance measures

   1. February 1: NQF releases final MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report
      <http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=69885>.
   2. March 29: CPDP hosts forum <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/activities/briefings/> on
      Meaningful Use Stage 2.
   3. April 6: CPDP submits comments < http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_ACOs.pdf>
      on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed Technical Specifications for
      ACO Measures <
      http://www.ncqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=UYWrF3FFBzk%3D&tabid=1495>

Promote effective use of performance measurement

   1. February 1: NQF releases final MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report
      <http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=69885>.
   2. March 27: CPDP submits comments
      <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_PHQ.pdf> on the National Committee for
      Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician and Hospital Quality (PHQ) Update
      <http://www.ncqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=NJoeCaFYipQ%3D&tabid=1423>
   3. March 29: CPDP hosts forum <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/activities/briefings/> on
      Meaningful Use Stage 2.
   4. April 1: CPDP submits comments
      <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_Exchanges.pdf> on the National Committee
      for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation and Certification Process <
      http://www.ncqa.org/Portals/0/PublicComment/2012_Products_Update/2012%20Public%20Co
      mment%20Overview.pdf>

Advocate for payment models

   1. March 12: CMS releases final rule <http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2012-
      06125_PI.pdf > on state insurance exchanges. The rule outlines a framework for states to build
      Exchanges and standards for eligibility for enrollment in qualified health plans through the
      Exchange and insurance affordability programs.
   2. March 16: CMS releases final rule <http://op.bna.com/hl.nsf/id/bbrk-
      8sflwq/$File/threeRruleMarch16.pdf> on how insurers who want to participate in the health
      insurance exchange account for risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors.
   3. March 26: CMS releases final rule <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-27/pdf/2012-
      6125.pdf > on establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans.
   4. April 1: CPDP submits comments
      <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_Exchanges.pdf> on the National Committee
      for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation and Certification Process <
      http://www.ncqa.org/Portals/0/PublicComment/2012_Products_Update/2012%20Public%20Co
      mment%20Overview.pdf>
   5. April 6: CPDP submits comments < http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_ACOs.pdf>
      on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed Technical Specifications for
      ACO Measures <
      http://www.ncqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=UYWrF3FFBzk%3D&tabid=1495>

Encourage public and private sector collaboration and alignment

   1. February 1: NQF releases final MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report
      <http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=69885>.
   2. March 7: CMS releases draft rule <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-07/pdf/2012-
      4443.pdf> on EHR Incentive Program, Stage 2.
   3. March 16: CMS releases final rule <http://op.bna.com/hl.nsf/id/bbrk-
      8sflwq/$File/threeRruleMarch16.pdf> on how insurers who want to participate in the health
      insurance exchange account for risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors.
   4. March 26: CMS releases final rule <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-27/pdf/2012-
      6125.pdf > on establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans.
   5. March 27: CPDP submits comments
      <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_PHQ.pdf> on the National Committee for
      Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician and Hospital Quality (PHQ) Update
      <http://www.ncqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=NJoeCaFYipQ%3D&tabid=1423>
   6. March 29: CPDP hosts forum <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/activities/briefings/> on
      Meaningful Use Stage 2.
   7. April 6: CPDP submits comments < http://healthcaredisclosure.org/docs/files/NCQA_ACOs.pdf>
      on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed Technical Specifications for
      ACO Measures <
      http://www.ncqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=UYWrF3FFBzk%3D&tabid=1495>

Amplify the consumer and purchaser voice in all the above strategies

   1. March 29: CPDP hosts forum <http://healthcaredisclosure.org/activities/briefings/> on
      Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Common Health Policy Acronyms

   1.   (PHQ) Physician and Hospital Quality

				
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