On July 11, 2017, the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition submitted a letter to the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining its concerns regarding the QCDR measure review and self-nomination process for the 2017 performance year. Many Coalition members experienced an opaque, disorganized and contradictory review process. Members experienced frustrations such as inconsistent feedback and decisions on submitted measures, impractical timelines, a lack of rationale for rejected measures, and a lack of responsiveness to correct errors in measures. The Coalition requested that CMS develop a standardized process for review of QCDR measures with structured timeframes for an initial review period, an appeals process, and a final review, and create an official database to store decisions on measures.
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