The AMP measure set goes through a multi-step vetting process which includes initial recommendations by the AMP Technical Committees, stakeholder input via an annual public comment period, and AMP Governance Committee approval before becoming final. The measure set strives to align measures and measure specifications across programs as much as possible to reduce reporting burden and amplify the performance signal that enables meaningful performance improvement. However, the measure sets for each of the AMP programs vary slightly to reflect the needs of the population.
For Measurement Year 2020, the AMP program will use a prioritized, more limited set of measures for accountability purposes, which includes public recognition, public reporting, and incentive payment design. The narrower measure set helps ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not unfairly impact provider organization performance results.
IHA worked closely with its multi-stakeholder committee members to choose the measures that are likely to drive the best outcomes for vulnerable populations during the pandemic while still ensuring appropriate attention to overall performance.
The COVID-priority measures include:
The 2016 – 2021 Measure Set Strategy has been developed in collaboration with the AMP committees and serves as the guide for maintaining and developing the AMP common measure set to continue supporting program goals and meeting participant needs through the next five years.