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2024 MIPS Annual Call for Quality & Cost Measures is Open Until May 10



Last week, CMS released the following reminder about MIPS Quality and Cost Measures:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages you to submit quality and cost measures for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS Annual Call for Quality and Cost Measures process allows clinicians, professional associations, and medical societies that represent clinicians, researchers, consumer groups, and others to identify and submit measures. Currently, we’re accepting submissions for:

  • Measures for the quality performance category; and
  • Measures for the cost performance category.

The 2024 MIPS Annual Call for Quality and Cost Measures is from January 31, 2024, to May 10, 2024. Interested parties can submit quality and cost measures for CMS’ consideration by completing the required fields and submitting applicable measure specifications and all supporting data files via the CMS Measures Under Consideration Entry/Review Information Tool (MERIT) by 8 p.m. ET on May 10, 2024. Candidate measures that are submitted via CMS MERIT will be considered for potential inclusion on the Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List, which is part of the pre-rulemaking process. The timeframe for candidate measures to be considered for inclusion in MIPS is a 2-year process. Only candidate quality and cost measures submitted by May 10, 2024, will be considered for inclusion in the MIPS quality or cost performance categories.

CMS MERIT and Pre-Rulemaking Resources

Please refer to the CMS MERIT Quick Start Guide for Submitters (PDF, 1.65MB) for guidance on using the tool. For up-to-date information regarding pre-rulemaking, visit the Pre-Rulemaking webpage.

For more information about the pre-rulemaking process, inquiries about measures submitted for the most recent cycle, or questions on other general measure topics, please email

Quality Measure Information

CMS is looking for fully developed and tested measures that align with the Meaningful Measure 2.0 Framework Domains.

Meaningful Measures 2.0 Framework Domains


Patient-Centered Care


Affordability and Efficiency

Chronic Conditions

Wellness and Prevention

Seamless Care Coordination

Behavioral Health

Additionally, quality measures should address measurement gaps, needs, and priority topic areas, as defined by CMS. For further information, please review the 2024 MIPS Annual Call for Quality Measures Fact Sheet (PDF) located in the 2024 MIPS Call for Measures and Activities (ZIP, 2MB). Also, CMS is particularly interested in quality measures for specialties not yet represented by a MIPS Value Pathway (MVP). For further information, please review the 2024 MVP Needs and Priorities (PDF) document in the MVP Development Resources (ZIP, 1MB).

Cost Measure Information

CMS will consider cost measures that focus on specialties with limited episode-based cost measures, and address high-priority clinical topics for future MVP development. It’s imperative that the submission of cost measures include complete measure specifications and the required testing information.

Review the 2024 MIPS Annual Call for Cost Measures Fact Sheet (PDF) located in the 2024 MIPS Call for Measures and Activities (ZIP, 2MB) for detailed information regarding cost measures.



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