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Has CMS changed their references to National Quality Forum (NQF) number to Consensus-Based Entity (CBE) number for their endorsed measures?

The CMS CBE endorses quality measures through a transparent, consensus-based process to foster health care quality improvement. CMS uses CBE-endorsed measures in some of its quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. Note: not all CBE-endorsed measures are used in CMS programs and not all CMS measures are CBE-endorsed. The new CMS CBE has posted its inventory, the Submission Tool and Repository (STAR), with CBE numbers replacing the NQF number. The numbers did not change. CMS has made the nomenclature change by using CBE numbers in a proposed rule, in the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT), the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center, and plans to update in the Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDR).

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2024