SCG Awarded Follow-on Prime Contract for Physician Quality Measurement Management by HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), awarded to Maryland-based Signature Consulting Group (SCG) the fourth of four follow-on option years to its prime contract for Physician Quality Measurement Management (PQMM). The goal of PQMM is to provide accurate, comprehensive and timely maintenance, management, implementation, and analytics of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality measures under the CMS Quality Payment Program (formerly Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures), and across CMS physician quality programs in the pursuit of improving the quality of the nation’s healthcare system.
CMS continues a number of quality initiatives and its quality measurement strategic approach, which is aligned with the three aims of the National Quality Strategy that are pivotal to the improvement of the US healthcare system. CMS is a national leader in establishing and promulgating standardized Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) to assess provider quality and report the results to providers and the public to promote accountability, quality improvement, and consumer choice.
The development and use of CQMs is a top healthcare priority and the tool of choice for improving quality of care. They are also used to objectively evaluate and promote the quality of care within the Federal quality reporting programs by aligning with the Measures Management Blueprint—a comprehensive and structured process for developing and maintaining evidence-based CQMs (including electronic) based on Electronic Health Records.
SCG's measure stewardship and management includes reporting and performance for the Quality Payment Program and other quality reporting programs such as the Accountable Care Organizations, and CMS Web Interface. Additionally, SCG is responsible for conducting business through partnerships within CMS and across other Federal and state agencies and non-government entities to promote health information technology.
About Signature Consulting Group (SCG)
SCG is a leading-edge healthcare IT consulting services firm that provides a wide-spectrum of business management and IT services and solutions to both the Federal and private sectors. SCG has a proven record in web portal and software engineering, data analytics and business intelligence, Cybersecurity and information assurance, and social media management and collaboration systems.
SCG also provides support services in program management, quality assurance and validation, and requirements analysis. SCG has subject matter expertise in Health IT interoperability, healthcare and public health data analytics in Medicare/Medicaid, MACRA, ACOs, Clinical Quality Measures, and building open source collaborative learning communities and social business portals.
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