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CMS Consensus-Based Entity (CBE)

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to contract with a consensus-based entity (CBE) regarding performance measurement. The CMS CBE endorses quality measures through a transparent, consensus-based process incorporating feedback from diverse groups of interested parties to foster health care quality improvement.

The CBE also convenes multi-interested party groups to discuss the Measures Under Consideration List as part of the pre-rulemaking process and reviews CMS's existing measure portfolio for possible change recommendations.

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2024