CMS has announced plans to re-compete the umbrella contracting vehicle it uses to fund quality measurement development activities. Under the Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) contracting vehicle, CMS intends to pre-qualify a group of expert contractor by September 2018, with competitive Task Orders to be issued thereafter. Individual Task Orders will address such topics as support for public reporting of Medicare hospital quality and kidney disease quality measurement development. The ultimate goal of the MIDS contracting vehicle is to develop quality measures “suitable for endorsement by a consensus endorsement entity” that address a large number of care settings including acute care and psychiatric hospitals, ambulatory care services, physician offices, accountable care organizations, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice providers, rehabilitation facilities and ambulatory surgical centers. The endorsement entity is the National Quality Forum, the public/private partnership that acts as a clearinghouse of approved quality measures. For more on the MIDS contracting plan, visit www.cms.gov.