Nominations Now Open for MACRA Wave 5 Clinician Expert Workgroups

Submission window closes July 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor Acumen, LLC, are seeking nominations for Wave 5 of the Clinician Expert Workgroups that will provide input on the development of three episode-based cost measures for potential use in the Quality Payment Program.

The nomination period is open, and stakeholders are invited to submit nominations until July 1 at 10:59 p.m. CT. 

Acumen will convene the following Clinician Expert Workgroups, based on episode groups selected by CMS and informed by stakeholder input received through the public comment period, in July 2022:

  • Kidney Transplant Management
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to CMS, clinicians interested in joining a workgroup for the first time may submit their nomination. Wave 4 workgroup members can express their interest in an abbreviated form shared via email.

In addition, CMS noted that individuals who participated in Acumen stakeholder groups other than Wave 4 should complete the full web-based nomination form to ensure that Acumen has the most current information.

Direct related questions to the Acumen MACRA Clinical Committee Support Team at

For More Information

Refer to the Current TEP Opportunities page or the nomination form.