A common, industry-approved measure set is the heart of the AMP program. These standard measures help you focus on the most important quality improvement efforts and use resources more efficiently. We align measures across the four AMP programs to lower the reporting burden and facilitate meaningful improvement. Slight differences in the measure sets between AMP programs reflect the needs of each population.
We bring the industry together to update the measure set each year to reflect what’s most important to plans, providers, and purchasers. Because as you improve care delivery, we can set new targets for improvement. The AMP Technical Measurement Committee develops initial measure set recommendations. The proposed measures are then open for input during an annual public comment period, followed by AMP Governance Committee approval before becoming final.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic , IHA has worked closely with its multi-stakeholder committee members to adapt the AMP measure set for accountability purposes, including public recognition, public reporting, and incentive payment design. For MY 2020, this meant a limited set of measures for accountability purposes, focusing on priority areas that would be most likely to drive the best outcomes for vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
As the pandemic continues, providers have worked hard to adapt so that patients are able to receive the care they need, especially screening and prevention services that were deferred in 2020. As such, the IHA committees have recommended a MY 2021 measure set that refocuses on the broader range of measures used for accountability purposes in the AMP program. The MY 2021 measure set intends to prioritize and reward provider organization performance on this broader range of care and renew attention to clinical priority areas that had been omitted from the MY 2020 limited measure set. More details on specific measures can be found in the MY 2021 measure set.
The 2016 – 2021 AMP Measure Set Strategy is a guide to ensure AMP’s evolving measure sets work for everyone — provider organizations, plans, purchasers, and consumers. Cross-industry leaders developed the Measure Set Strategy in collaboration with the AMP committees.