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June 25, 2018
C-P Alliance Urges CMS Not to Roll-Back Quality Measurement throughout Medicare Hospital Programs
19 organizations sign-on to C-P Alliance's comment letter expressing concerns that the FY2019 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule will compromise the availability, granularity and intelligiblity of publicly reported information on Hospital Compare. To read our specific comments, please visit our Comments/Letters page

June 19, 2018
C-P Alliance Strongly Urges CMS to Update Hospital Stars 
C-P Alliance urges CMS to release the July 2018 update to the Overall Hospital Star Ratings, which would incorporate the most recently collected hospital performance data. To read our specific comments, please visit our Comments/Letters page

November 21, 2017
C-P Alliance Weighs In on the New Direction for the CMS Innovation Center
C-P Alliance provides comments to CMS on ways to enhance the impact of models tested and expanded under the Innovation Center's purview. To read our specific comments, please visit our Comments/Letters page

August 21, 2017
C-P Alliance Comments on the Quality Payment Program CY 2018 Proposed Rule
17 organizations sign on to C-P Alliance's comment letter, expressing significant concerns that the second year transition policies overemphasize clinician flexibility at the cost of performance information for consumers and other stakeholders. To read our specific comments, please visit the Comments/Letters page.

July 11, 2017
C-P Alliance Co-Hosts Educational Webinar on Next Year's Quality Payment Program
The Consumer-Purchaser Alliance, Coalition for Better Care, and the Consumer Partnership for eHealth co-hosted an educational webinar on the Quality Payment Program CY 2018 proposed rule. Please visit our Forums page to access the webinar recording and slides. 

June 13, 2017
C-P Alliance Comments on the Hospital (IPPS) Proposed Rule FY 2018
20 organizations sign on to Consumer-Purchaser Alliance's comments on CMS's proposed rule for hospital programs, cautioning against making any changes to these programs to reduce burden without considering the trade-offs in availability of information. We also provide comments on the approach to and appropriateness of risk-adjustment for social risk factors. To read our specific comments, please visit the Comments/Letters page


Debra Ness and Bill Kramer co-Author a Huffington Post Article on the Foundational Importance of Health Care Quality Measurement
In this Huffington Post article, C-P Alliance's co-chairs emphasize the importance of the National Quality Forum (NQF) as a multi-stakeholder forum for generating consensus on the best ways to measure quality and improve care. 

C-P Alliance's Quality Payment Program Comment Letter Quoted in Bloomberg BNA
A Bloomberg BNA article on provider groups' resistance to adding patient reviews to Physician Compare cited C-P Alliance's comment letter on the Quality Payment Program as a counter perspective, supporting the use of open-ended questions to assess patient experience of care and urging CMS to incorporate open-ended questions into MIPS as soon as possible. 

AHIP-CMS Core Quality Measures Collaborative Unveils 7 Core Quality Measure Sets for Widespread Use
C-P Alliance co-chair organizations, Pacific Business Group on Health and National Partnership for Women and Families, applaud the Core Quality Measures Collaborative for its productive work to align quality measurement across public and private payers. This collaborative can serve as a model for future efforts to achieve multi-stakeholder consensus around measure sets. Read the press releases from PBGH and NPWF here and here.  

CJRR Case Study Cites C-P Alliance's Action Brief on the Role of Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Value-Based Purchasing
A new article on lessons learned from the California Joint Replacement Registry’s five-year effort to collect PROs supports the C-P Alliance argument that PROs are a critical component of high value care. 

Read our Action Brief on PROs here.