Capitol Correspondence - 04.15.19

Open for Review and Comment: Roster of Stakeholder Panel on Quality Measures, Person-Centered Planning

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ANCOR is sharing this announcement by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) becauase quality measurement and person-centered planning are essential components of the supports that people with disabilities rely on to live in the community, like everyone else. We also note that long-time ANCOR member Gail Fanjoy of Katahdin Friends, Inc. in Maine is on the roster.

As shared by the ACL:

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working with the Administration for Community Living through the National Quality Forum (NQF) to address quality measurement in person-centered planning. NQF issued a call for nominations for individuals with experience in person-centered care to serve on a multi-stakeholder panel.

The roster for the panel is open for public comment through April 26 at 6:00 PM ET.

Visit the project page for more information. Click on the “Review” button to create an email to [email protected] with the subject “Roster Comment.” This is one of many opportunities to provide input to the project.

Over an 18-month period, NQF will use a multi-stakeholder approach to address person-centered planning and practice (PCP) as part of long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems. Beginning with the establishment of definitions, core competencies, and necessary systems characteristics, this work will establish a foundation for performance measurement of person-centered planning, catalyzing the development of a robust quality measure set that interfaces with other healthcare quality measures across provider types, settings, payers, delivery systems, programs, conditions, and populations. Both practical as well as forward-looking considerations, recommendations, and guidance will be provided to enhance the success of person-centered planning and coordination at the state level.

Information about the project and the nomination project is on the NQF website

Public comments on the roster are due April 26 at 6:00 PM ET.”