Call for Technical Expert Panel Members: Development of Quality Measure to Assess Delay in CKD Progression

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a quality measure related to delay in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CORE is seeking nominations (including health care providers, quality improvement professionals, performance measurement experts, purchasers, consumers, and patients) for a technical expert panel (TEP) to develop the quality measure. The model will apply financial incentives for participating nephrologists and affiliated health care providers to manage Medicare beneficiaries with CKD stages 4 and 5 to delay the onset of dialysis, promote utilization of home dialysis, and increase the number of kidney transplants. A specific quality measure would assess the success of these providers in delaying patients’ progression from CKD stage 4 to end-stage renal disease or dialysis initiation.

To nominate yourself or other individuals for consideration, complete the TEP Charter and Nomination Form (available on the CMS website at the link below) and email it to by January 13, 2020.

More Information / CMS Website

Download Nomination Forms [zip file]