CMS Moves Towards Universal Quality Measures 

To align quality measures across programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and public-private partnerships announced in a New England Journal of Medicine article that they are developing a “universal foundation” of quality measures. The Universal Foundation will be a group of quality measures that serve as building blocks for CMS quality-rating and value-based care programs. CMS may add additional measures depending on the population served by individual programs.