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Nominations Sought for Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC)

MNCM’s Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC) will have openings for five new members beginning in February 2015.

Members are being sought for the following positions:

  • Medical Group – Large, Non-Metro
  • Health Plan (two openings)
  • Purchaser/Consumer
  • Physician/ICSI

These will replace current members whose terms end in December 2014. In addition to filling the criteria noted above, other information that will be considered includes measurement and quality Improvement experience, race and ethnic diversity, and background in nursing or as another member of the care team.

The Measurement and Reporting Committee is a committee of the MNCM Board of Directors with a broad membership of community stakeholders. The committee’s purpose is to recommend measurement priorities and specifications to the Board, and to recommend guiding principles and/or policies for MNCM’s public reporting of measures. The MARC is supported by Measure Development Work Groups established by MNCM staff at the direction of the MARC. Work groups are charged with recommending draft measurement specifications and data collection plans.

MNCM is very interested in recruiting new members, so a variety of community stakeholders have an opportunity to serve on this important committee.

This committee meets monthly. Members are required to attend/actively participate in at least 75% of meetings. Each member serves a two-year term, and has a three-term limit. MARC members may also be asked to serve on a Measure Development Work Group.

Please email nominations to Anne Snowden, MNCM Director of Performance Measurement and Reporting, at snowden@mncm.org by the close of business on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

After nominations are closed, MNCM staff will convene a committee to review nominations and appoint the new members. Our goal is to appoint new members by September 30, 2014, after which all nominees and those selected as new members will be notified.