Massachusetts Health Equity Measure Accountability And Data Standards Recommendations
The Massachusetts Quality Measure Alignment Task Force recommended a health equity measure accountability framework and a set of data standards for use by all payers and providers across the Commonwealth in global risk-based contracts. The framework outlines principles for developing and implementing key contractual measures, and the data standards specify which data points payer and provider organizations need to track, as well as how data should be collected. The recommended framework and data standards go into effect on January 1, 2023. The Task Force endorses implementation of the race, ethnicity, and language data standards within one year of the effective date (January 1, 2024) and implementation of the disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex data standards within two years of the effective date (January 1, 2025).