Molly MacHarris

Program Lead, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Molly MacHarris leads the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) in the Center for Clinical Standards & Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Speaker Sessions

Meaningful Measures: Prioritizing Patients Over Paperwork

With multiple measures from disparate sources and the administrative burden of reporting on the rise, clinicians have competing demands for their time that take them away from their patients. In order to improve clinicians’ prioritization of patients over paperwork, CMS created a Meaningful Measures framework in 2017 with the goal to remove obstacles so that clinicians can spend more time with their patients.

Attend this breakout session to learn about this new approach to patient-centered outcomes, how CMS reduced the data reporting burden and costs on clinicians and other health care providers, and their focus on quality measurement and improvement efforts to better align with what is most meaningful to patients.

Join Molly MacHarris, Program Lead of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System at CMS, as she discusses CMS’s Meaningful Measures framework in depth, including tactics that led to the elimination of duplicate reporting measures and identifying measures that matter.