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2023 Call for MIPS Quality and Cost Measures is Open

Closes May 19, 2023

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 2023 Annual Call for Quality and Cost Measures is from January 30, 2023, to May 19, 2023. 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 19, 2023. Candidate measures that are submitted via CMS MERIT and subsequently included on the Measures Under Consideration (MUC) List will be part of the pre-rulemaking process. The timeframe for candidate measures to be considered for inclusion in MIPS is a two-year process. Only candidate quality and cost measures submitted by May 19, 2023, 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) 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 measures that align with the CMS health care priority areas of and focus on the Meaningful Measure 2.0 Framework Domains.

CMS Health Care Priority Areas


Promote Effective Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease


Promote Effective Communication and Care Coordination


Make Care Safer by Reducing Harm Caused in the Delivery of Care


Make Care Affordable


Strengthen Person and Family Engagement as Partners in their Care


Work with Communities to Promote Best Practices of Healthy Living

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. Please review the 2023 Annual Call for Quality Measures Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information.

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 MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) development. It’s imperative that the submission of cost measures include complete measure specifications and the required testing information.

Review the 2023 Annual Call for Cost Measures Fact Sheet (PDF) for detailed information regarding cost measures.

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